What is the Christmas story?
The Nativity of Jesus—let’s call it the Christmas origin story—is fairly well-known and captures the imagination of children and adults alike at this time of year. The Virgin birth, the journey to Bethlehem, the baby in a feed-trough, the angels and shepherds are all so magnificent and mysterious. But is it a little too unbelievable? Starting this Sunday, we’ll put this amazing story under the microscope with the goal of building an apologetic around Christmas that will strengthen the faith of those who already believe and, hopefully, convince some skeptics to take a closer look at Jesus.
This Sunday we’ll ask, “What is the Christmas story?” and see the solid evidence for the historicity of Jesus, the man, as well as the events of his birth. We’ll look at fact and fiction in the nativity accounts in the two most reliable sources, the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
The series is based on Rebecca McLaughlin’s new book, Is Christmas Unbelievable? and we’ll be giving away free copies of the book. The messages will be presented each week as a dialogue between me and our youth director, Jordan Coros.
Series: Is Christmas Unbelievable?
Message: What is the Christmas story?
Pastor Todd Dugard & Jordan Coros
November 28, 2021