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Christmas is Coming!

To some those words come with excitement for what the season holds. For others, there is a dread anticipating further heartache and disappointment as in years past.

What Does Christmas Mean to You? Maybe it is the gifts, the shiny wrapping, and the bright colorful lights. Or it can mean family time, parties, and great food. However you see it, it is more than just a time of celebration. It is celebrating the birth of a person. Fremont Wesleyan Invites You to join us this December as we ask the question that so many have asked, “What Child Is This?”

We will consider who he is from the many witnesses that lived in that time and what impact he has made in lives across the centuries. Join us each Sunday, especially December 10th, as we consider “What Child Is This?”

Series Schedule

December 3
9:15 and 11:00 – Begin to explore who this child is

6:00 PM – @ Fremont Wesleyan – Jason Gray in The Christmas is Coming Tour featuring Chris August & Hannah Kerr

December 8:
6:00 PM – Live Nativity @ Liberty Jewelers following the Fremont Christmas Stroll Parade

December 10:
9:15 and 11:00 – What Child is This? – Explore this question in song, drama and celebration. Bring your friends for this inspiring, special Christmas Program.

December 17:
9:15 and 11:00 – Services with special music and a special message

December 24  (One Service)

10:00 AM Christmas Eve Celebration of Jesus’ Birth

Gratitude & Generosity

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Benefits of Thanksgiving

  • It can give you more energy.
  • It can help you become more others-centered.
  • It can help you sleep better.
  • It can make you physically feel better.
  • It can help you become less materialistic. Acts 20:35
  • It can help fight negativity. 4:8

 

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16

Thanksgiving Results in Sharing

  • Andrew Brings His Brother to Meet Jesus – John 1:40-42
  • Andrew Finds Boy to Share His Lunch with 5,000 – John 6:8,9
  • Andrew Brings Greeks to Meet Jesus – John 12:20-22
  • Jesus Invites Us to Follow Him from Death to Life – John 12:23-26

WHAT CHILD IS THIS? This Child Calls Us to Join His Kingdom.

Mark 1:14-20

Jesus Announces the Arrival of God’s Kingdom

He fulfills God’s Promised Kingdom on Earth

Jesus is God’s Appointed King

 

Jesus Calls All People to Pledge Allegiance to God’s Kingdom

Repentance Makes a Difference in Life’s Direction

Repentance Means a Change in Our Behavior

Jesus Trains His Followers to Advance God’s Kingdom

We Learn to See Others as God Sees Them

We Help Others to Find Life in Christ

WHAT CHILD IS THIS?  And How Will You Respond?

Mark 4:1-20

Your Response to God’s Love Determines Your Life’s Impact.

God’s Message of Forgiveness

Can Be Brushed Off with No Effect

Can Be Exciting Until Things Get Tough

Can Be Just One Thing Among Many Things

Can Be Life and World Changing

WHAT CHILD IS THIS? - Choosing Faith over Fear

Mark 4:35-41

“Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

 

What Does Fear Do?

It Consumes Our Thoughts

It Paralyzes Our Actions

It Overwhelms Us and We Make Bad Choices

It Blocks Our View of God and We Give Up

 

What Does Faith Do?

It Takes Jesus with Us in Life

It Trusts That God Is in Control

It Responds from God’s Authority

It Expands Our View of Jesus

WHAT CHILD IS THIS? - Firsthand Witnesses

LUKE 2:4-20

WHEN GOD GOES BIG, HE STARTS SMALL

The Messiah Starts as an Infant

God Is Looking for Your Response

WHEN THE STORY IS TOLD, HEARERS CAN BECOME HEROES

Eyewitnesses Become Messengers

Our Heart Becomes God’s Harvest Field

WHAT CHILD IS THIS? - This Child Meets Our Need

Mark 6:30-44

GOD KNOWS OUR NEEDS

We need to rest
We need to learn
We need to live

GOD INVITES US TO JOIN HIM

Man’s approach – Avoid or Share
God’s approach – What Do You Have?

GOD PROVIDES FOR THE NEEDS OF:

Submissive Seekers
Grateful Givers
Hungry Helpers

GOD PROVIDES FOR OUR ULTIMATE NEED

Saved from the Consequences of Our Sin
Saved by the Savior He Provides
Saved by Feeding on Him

WHAT CHILD IS THIS?  Jesus Changes Everything

Mark 7:5-13,21,22

WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT THE HUMAN HEART

  • Hearts Can Be Far from God
  • Hearts Follow Others Rather Than God
  • Hearts are a Breeding Ground for Evil
  • Bad Hearts Lead to a Bad End

YOUR HEART CAN BE CHANGED BY GOD

  • It Begins When We Know We Need to Change
  • The Heart is the Starting Point for Being Saved
  • Your Heart is Changed by the Holy Spirit
  • Your Heart Receives God’s Grace

WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE MADE NEW…

  • We Experience Assurance
  • We Seek God
  • We Love God’s Word
  • We Desire Holiness