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christmas and new year communications
Here is a Christmas and relevant web site message from Ps Darin Browne of
You may study the full sermon notes, and listen to downloadable audio and video at
Christmas means different things various people. For many it's a season of joy, a opportunity to
commit to family and good friends. For other people it's a time of loneliness. For some people it's
such as of wonder, lights and magic, while for many people it's just the opportunity to take only a
small number of days off work, eat a bit and drink a lot.
In the midst of all of this, you could be forgiven for assuming that the central figure of Christmas
this is definitely old, fat jolly guy inside a red suit. There's lots of fake in Christmas… fake elves,
fake snow, fake stars, fake trees, fake smiles at family gatherings, or as adults we're conditioned
to believe outright play along with façade. But lots of people who are Christians have something
more than the fakeness, many lessons that makes this season one of true joy and genuine
His name is Jesus, and at this time we celebrate His visiting earth. You'll see pictures of Him as
newborn, but that's not the top of how it works… it's not even the beginning of the story plot! But
why did He, being God, turn into a man, an individual born within a lowly stable, to some working
class family who lived in a working class town? This is likely one of the great mysteries of
Christmas, that Christ...
Philippians 2:6-11 (ESV Strong's)
who, though he was comprising of God, didn't count equality with God a thing it doesn't need to
be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of
men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the stage that
death, even death on any cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the
name that's above every name, in order that on the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in
heaven and the world over and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, beyond just the glory of God the Father.
He didn't come randomly, He didn't come to establish a religion. Jesus wasn't just a great person,
or a society-class prophet. He was but still is God Himself, and He had the tip game in mind.
Jesus came on a mission from God…