Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Eve video

Here is the video of Pastor Jeff painting.  We used this during the communion time at North on Christmas Eve.  

Christmas Eve at North

Well we did it.  We managed to pull off a successful Christmas Eve celebration at North last night!  God was present and people seemed to really respond to the challenge of pondering what hope would look like if they allowed God to truly take residence in their hearts.  We think we had about 200 in attendance given the amount of chairs we had to break out to handle the overflow.  All-in-all it was a special night.  The band rocked, the room was appropriate, and ultimately Chirst was glorified-after all, that’s why we gathered! 

If you were there, thank you for coming and participating.  You helped make it a special first Christmas Eve for North!!

The two views of Christmas

Have you ever read Revelation 12 in contrast to the traditional scirptural account of the Christmas season?  When you read the Revelation, Luke and Matthew passages you are struck with a stark contrast of the two Christmas stories.  One (Revelation) that is very dark and troubling, and the other that appears to be more soft and sweet in its tones.  In Philip Yancey’s book, The Jesus I Never Knew, he references this contrast and provides the following observation.

Revelation is a strange book by any measure, and readers must understand its style to make sense of this extraordinary spectacle.  In daily life two parallel histories occur simultaneously, one on earth and one in heaven.  Revelation, however, views them together, allowing a quick look behind the scenes.  On earth a baby was born, a king got wind of it, a chase ensued.  In heaven the Great Invasion had begun, a daring raid by the ruler of the forces of good into the universe’s seat of evil…  Continue reading