27 Dec The Scandal Of Christmas
We’re still amazed at how the Spirit moved at our Christmas service!
After such a powerful Christmas worship session, Pastor Ian and myself tag teamed to reveal the Scandal of Christmas.
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. – Matthew 1:18-19
Don’t miss the scandal. Because the greatest love can be found within our deepest shame. But don’t let the scandal be your story. If you stop at the scene of the scandal, you might just miss the significance of your story.
Jospeh didn’t stop at the scandal. He wasn’t ashamed to take Mary home. He didn’t let what people said or what people thought stop him and he got to father the son of God.
You might not get to father the son of God. But you’re a very important person to someone. Your son, your daughter. Your wife, your husband. Your parent, your friend. Don’t underestimate what you mean to someone. Today, you get to make the same decision that Joseph made. Are you going to stop at the Scandal? Or are you going to let God continue writing your story.
Have a great week and see you on Vision Sunday! It’s going to be another day of celebration and salvation. Invite someone! That more and more people can know what being in God’s family feels like.
Pastor Norman Ng
Assistant Pastor, 3:16 Church
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