"God With Us: Good News/Bad News"
It is December. The calendar, combined with the chill in the air, tell us Christmas is coming soon. It's the time of year when more people than usual acknowledge that Jesus was a real person. They may not believe the whole story, but it is a start. As Christians, we believe that Jesus was not just a person, he was Immanuel, or "God with us." God came to earth as a baby, born to a virgin, just as the prophet Isaiah said He would be. He was no ordinary baby; He was the savior of the world!
Sunday we begin a Christmas series from the book of Isaiah, examining the prophecy foretelling the coming of Jesus. Jesus did come and He is the answer to our problems, especially our sin problem. It's what the Christmas story is all about!  Jesus came, he is coming back.  But Jesus return will be good news for some and bad news for others.