No one welcomes mental doubts, especially at Christmas time. We want a confident Christmas. We long to be free of fear and sure about life will unfold.
Still, doubts nag. We wonder. What if there is no truth to the Christmas message? What if Christmas is a made up story that never really happened? What if there is nothing more than the material world? How will everything work out?
We can’t just wish the doubts away. Fears invade our minds and refuse to leave.
Yet, we don’t need to feel this way.
The Bible tells us that God gave us the Gospel of Luke’s for the purpose of giving us confidence. Luke explained that his reason for writing his account of Jesus was that we might have certainty that story of Christ is real. Luke wrote:
It seemed good to . . . write an orderly account . . . that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. Luke 1:3-4
So it is in Luke’s gospel – – in soaking in it – – and in hearing it preached – – that we find a confident Christmas.
Beginning, Sunday, November 29, Pastor Chris Brauns will preach a new series at the Red Brick Church, In Search of a Confident Christmas: Biblical Messages from Luke’s Gospel For Moving Beyond Doubt. These sermons will show how Christians can defeat doubts and know deep joy this Christmas season.
Services at The Red Brick Church are at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School is scheduled during the first service and children’s church up to second grade is provided during the 10:30 hour. Listen to our sermons at http://theredbrickchurch.org/sermons/.
The Red Brick Church will also offer:
- A Children’s Christmas Program on December at both the 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM services on December 13.
- Christmas Eve Services at 4:00 PM and 10:30 PM.
In addition to the series, the below posts on Pastor Chris Brauns’ web site may be an encouragement: