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Sunday Morning Worship
December 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
We invite you to worship God with us by joining us in Singing Praise to our Savior, Hearing God’s Word for Us through our Pastor, and Giving Back to Him to Support the Ministries of Crossroads Church.
The great English writer, Charles Dickens, found himself in a tough position in 1843. During this difficult time, Dickens decided to write (original title) A Christmas Carol in Prose: A Ghost Story of Christmas, due to his rough financial situation. Be he soon fell in love with Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, etc., and “wept, laughed, and wept again” while writing it. And, nearly 200 years later and millions of books sold, thousands of stage performances and adaptations, at least 20 different movies (the first was in 1901!), at least 26 different TV versions (Pastor’s fav: The 1984 version starring George C. Scott – check it out!), 20 live radio versions, 11 recorded versions (albums, CD’s), and even four opera versions, this short book continues to impact millions of believers and unbelievers – with its strong Biblical themes of mercy, deliverance, forgiveness, salvation, redemption, and sacrifice. These are the themes we’ll examine this month.
This week: “Death & Jacob Marley”
The book doesn’t begin with the themes I just mentioned…it begins with death, something everyone can relate to. The first sentence: “Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am gong to relate.”
The book literally begins with death – and even though it’s not popular or trendy, let’s understand that the True Christmas Story isn’t just about life…it’s about death.
Praise Kidz Worship in Student Center First Floor following Sunday School
‘Special Buds’ for Kids with Special Needs 2nd Floor Main Building