Genesis 1:27 So God created human beings in his own image, In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Matthew 1:23 Look the virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means God is with us.

Matthew 2:1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod.


I. CELEBRATION- life-opportunities-God’s concern-prayer
II. RENEWAL- friends-peace-future (God’s activity in the past)
III. SACRIFICE- giving-serving-thanking
IV. SENSATION- audacious-applause-joy

Little girl
Not long wed
Donkey ride down south
Traveling to Bethlehem
The tax man demanded a count

Normal things
Contain great truth
Miracles responding to life
Making us objects of love
Our Savior gave His life

Celebrate His birthday
Rejoice in His life
Live because He is present
Giving value to our life
Enabling joy in sacrifice

Giving us the foundation
For wealthy lives in Christ
Knowing all we give is sown
In fellowship, prayer, and growth
The Lord is on His throne

CC 11/27/05