Most of us know what to expect when Christmas season approaches. We expect decorations, Christmas music, shopping, and food to increase exponentially. We expect to see the family and hear about Jesus’ birth. We may also expect some stress and winter blues. But the first Christmas came about in many unexpected ways. The future King would not be born in a castle. He would not be born in riches. There wasn’t a big pronounced celebration leading up to his arrival. In fact, he would be born in a carpenter’s home. And he would become a suffering savior. We’ll simplify the decorations and explore the Unexpectedness of Christmas as though Christmas was turned all upside down.
Great relationships are awesome. They feed love, encouragement, joy, and meaning into our lives. That’s the way God designed them. Unfortunately, for far too many, they can be a source of pain and disappointment. In this series, we will interact with the relationship principles of Jesus to discover how to take the mess out and put the value back into our relationships.
God created sex and He talks about it in His Word. However, many approach sex without considering God or even obeying what God says about it. God’s ways are intended to provide great freedom and liberation rather than living according to our own expectations or even in shame of sexual sin.