Christmas is always a special time at First Baptist, and one of the most important celebrations during the Christmas season is our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. This year has been different, and our Christmas Eve Service will be a bit different as well. Of course, the celebration of Christmas was never really about an event anyway. We celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born as Emmanuel - God with us. At the broken end of a broken year, we celebrate the birth of the One who would be broken for us so that our brokenness could be perfectly healed.
Included Music: Take Me Back to Bethlehem (Worship Choir), There's a Song in the Air, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, O Holy Night, Silent Night, How Great Is Our God, and Now I Belong to Jesus
Message Title: Imperfect Joy
Text: Romans 15:13
Take Home Point: The only way to truly experience joy and peace is through a growing relationship with Jesus.
Included Music: Angels from the Realms of Glory (Worship Choir), Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, In Christ Alone, and I Love to Tell the Story
Message Title: Imperfect Love
Text: Romans 8:35-39
Take Home Point: There is nothing you can do or can be done to you that will change God's love for you.
Included Music: The Sounds of Christmas Medley (First Baptist Worship Choir), Good Christian Men Rejoice, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, O Come All Ye Faithful, Christmas Offering, and Tell Me the Story of Jesus
Message Title: Imperfect Peace
Text: John 16:31-33
Take Home Point: Everyone faces suffering in this world, but only Christ-followers can experience genuine peace in Christ.
Included Music: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Raise a Hallelujah, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, There Is None Like You, At the Cross, Who Is There Like You, and Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Message Title: Imperfect Hope
Text: Jeremiah 29:10-13
Take Home Point: God's power and love give us hope no matter what we face.