This year we are approaching the Christmas season through a series that we’re calling Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Now, while ugly Christmas sweaters are funny, we know that Christmas brings with it, for many people, an ugly side of life. We try to bury it with colored lights and music and Christmas specials and Hallmark movies that begin in October, but people, maybe your friends, maybe you, deal with: Busyness, Depression, Loneliness.
And Jesus didn’t come to gloss over the ugly parts of life, He came to light them up with His Kingdom and help us through. So we’re going to be taking the 3 weeks leading up to Christmas to talk about what it looks like and what Jesus has to say about helping people through the ugly parts of Christmas.
This Sunday we will be starting with Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth.