WEReveal

Hollywood Christmas: Part 1

Hollywood Christmas is the title of the new ser­mon series we start­ed at Flatland. It is a look at how Hollywood por­trays Christmas and what we real­ly believe. This week we looked at a Chevy Chase movie… I don’t remem­ber its name.

We should be more eager to cel­e­brate God than we are to cel­e­brate the hol­i­day of Christmas.

It seems that we have a love hate rela­tion­ship with Christmas. If there was one thing we can change about Christmas what would it be?

Finances is pos­si­bly the num­ber one destroy­er of Christmas. When we spend mon­ey we don’t have it caus­es seri­ous stress and bad times. The bor­row­er is a ser­vant to the lender. So this Christmas don’t spend mon­ey you don’t have right now.

Establish what you can spend and then assign what can be giv­en to those on your shop­ping list. Then only spend what you have des­ig­nat­ed to each per­son. Only use cash. Finally, in January start sav­ing. Also, buy next years gifts in January when there are good deals but don’t over­spend.

We need to put God on our shop­ping list. Matthew 6:21 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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. Give God our time, our tithes, and offer­ings. Luke 6:38 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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When we trust God with our finances, it will lead to a stress free Christmas.

We need to spread hol­i­day cheer. There are peo­ple that real­ly strug­gle dur­ing Christmas. 1 John 3:17–19 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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We need to put our faith into action.

As we con­nect with felt needs it will bless both the one who receives and the one who gives.

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