Advent 2020

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Worship Opportunities

As you prepare for Christmas this year decorating, shopping,
wrapping, making travel arrangements, and so on don’t forget
the most important preparation of all. Prepare your heart.

Worship with us during this beautiful season. Bring your loved
ones to church or watch the service online. Prepare your heart to receive the baby Jesus in peaceful humility and joyful adoration.

In addition to our Saturday evening and Sunday morning services,
we will gather for worship on Wednesday evening s at 7:00 pm, on
Christmas Eve at 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 and 11:00* and on Christmas
morning at 9:00 in Springfield and at 10:30 in Nixa. We look
forward to preparing for and celebrating our Lord s birth with you.
(*The 11:00 pm service is at the Springfield campus only.)

Midweek Theme for Advent

Some Things Never Change

Change Happens, and yet, as we will see during our midweek Advent services and on Christmas morning, Some Things Never Change. Discover with us the power of our unchanging God to transform even the most unyielding circumstances of life.

Join us Wednesdays starting on December 2 at 7:00pm and on Christmas morning at 9:00 am (Springfield) or 10:30 am (Nixa) for the Advent series, Some Things Never Change. The Wednesday services will also be
available online.

Change of Authority (Daniel 2:44)

Authority comes in many forms. Presidents, kings, dictators, an d financial monopolies abound. People never change in their desire to assert authority over others. However, God, the ultimate is the one who changes times and seasons through the birth of a King who will reign forever.

Change of Heart (Numbers 24:17)

Our hearts never change from being turned toward our own devices. We want what we want and we want it now. We want 2020 to be over. We want
others to see things our way. Our hearts are selfish. However, God changes our hearts through the star that arises from Jacob.

Change of Future (Zephaniah 3:20)

Our sinful nature leaves us in darkness with no hope for the future and no reason to rejoice. However, the Lord changed all that by sending his Son Jesus. In him we have hope and life. God has changed our future forever in and through the birth of Jesus Christ!

Change Today (Luke 2:11)

Today, in the city of David, a Savior has been born to us. Therefore, we have nothing to fear in the midst of a changing world. A baby really does change everything for the better! In the baby Jesus, we have God’s promise that those who trust in him will be with him in paradise today


Weekend Theme for Advent

The Impossible Genealogy

You think your family is messed up? Wait until you hear this Advent series on the genealogy of Jesus! How is it possible that the Savior of the world could come from such a line of failed heroes, scheming liars, scandalous sinners, and forgettable nobodies? And yet that’s what God planned all along, and for a very good reason.

If Jesus could make something out of this family of misfits, He can make something out of anybody even people like you and me.

Join us for the encouraging series of messages , The Impossible Genealogy, this Advent during our weekend worship services beginning November 29 at both campuses and online at GrowShareCare.org.

November 28-29: Jesus, Son of David

David, the boy who slew Goliath and the man after God’s own heart, was also an adulterer, a murderer, and a hypocrite and yet God loved him, forgave him, and established his throne forever. God’s grace prevailed! Through Jesus, the son of David, God’s grace prevails in our lives as well.

December 5-6: Jesus, Son of Abraham

Abraham, man of faith and father of a great nation, lied to pharaoh about his wife and gave her to another man to save his own skin. Despite Abraham’s lies and selfishness, God forgave him, blessed his descendants with a great land, and blessed us with the promise of an even greater land through Abraham’s descendant, Jesus.

December 12-13: Jesus, Son of Scandal

The lives of the four women in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus were scandalous involving prostitution, incest, racial impurity, and adultery and yet God used them to give us His Son. No matter how scandalous our own sin, God can use us to bring the good news of Jesus to others as well.

December 19-20: Jesus, Son of Joseph and Son of Mary

Joseph and Mary were the parents of the promised Messiah, the Son
of God, the Savior who was to come into the world. And yet, they were plain, ordinary people. There was nothing special about them except that God chose them and blessed them with His Son just as He does with you and me.


New Bible Classes

Want to learn more about the genealogy of Jesus?

Starting on Sunday morning , November 29 at 9:30 am , Pastor Moser
will lead a new Bible Class at the Springfield campus and on Facebook
Live. This discussion based class will complement and expand on our Advent sermon series , The Impossible Genealogy Plan to participate! Please
contact Pastor Moser with any questions.

Watch Your Mailbox

Redeemer members and friends have compiled a beautiful book of devotions for this Advent season. Copies will be mailed out to all member households. Large print copies and extra copies for you to share are available at both campuses.

Reserve Your Spot

Please let us know which Christmas Eve service you plan to attend. Click Here or call the church office so we can prepare for this beautiful time of worship.

Drive-In Service

Starting November 29, the Sunday morning Drive In Service at the Springfield campus will meet at 12:00 noon instead of 8:45 am. If you are not yet ready to join us in the sanctuary for church, join us in the east parking lot for a live, interactive experience or worship form your car.

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