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Why Christmas: The Backstory Behind the Main Story

at South Bay Bible Church | Sat Dec 07 - Sun Dec 22


South Bay Bible Church

578 Montauk Hwy
East Moriches, NY 11940
Tel: 6319098241
Contact Name: Martin Hawley
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Why Christmas? Do we really need Christmas? Seriously, why Christmas? As it turns out, we all need it! South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, is beginning a new series, Why Christmas? on Saturday, December 7, at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 8, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

The Christmas story doesn’t begin with two folks who can’t find a place to have their baby. It doesn’t start in Matthew or Luke. The Christmas story is an unbelievable, incoherent, impossible promise made 2,090 years before Christmas Day. The promise of Christmas was made to a man who chose to believe the unbelievable promise two thousand years before it ever came to be.

“The Christmas story is remarkable because it really does not begin with a couple who wasn’t sure how they got pregnant. It began with a couple who couldn’t get pregnant. It began with a couple who wasn’t sure if they would ever have a baby,” said Martin Hawley, pastor.

South Bay Bible Church invites the public to this three-part, unique learning opportunity.

  1. Why the World Needed Christmas (Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 49:6; Malachi 1:11; Galatians 4:4; Luke 1:26-33) – December 7-8: The whole world would be blessed because the whole world needed blessing; it needed Christmas. You may find the events surrounding the birth of Jesus a bit unbelievable. If so, you're not alone. However, when you hear the entire story ­– the backstory – well, the whole thing is quite remarkable.
  1. Why God Needed Christmas (Galatians 4:4-5; Romans 5:7-8; Acts 3:14-15; Matthew 1:20-23) – December 14-15: God staged a demonstration. The world needed an illustration. We needed to see it to believe it. As you know, love must be shown to be known. If you don't show it, nobody knows it. That’s the message of Christmas.
  1. Why We Need Christmas (Matthew 1:18-21, 24; John 10:10, 4:13-14; Romans 6:12-14, 23) – December 21-22: Why Christmas? As it turns out, we all need Christmas. But it might not be for the reasons you think.

As a non-denominational Christian church, South Bay Bible Church was started in 2006 with the mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The church is dedicated to creating environments where people are encouraged to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders. To find out more about South Bay Bible Church and their upcoming events, please visit southbaychurchli.org.

About South Bay Bible Church: South Bay Bible Church is a non-denominational Christian church known for Biblical messages applicable to everyday life. The church meets at 578 Montauk Highway in East Moriches, NY. The church’s mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our service schedule includes three convenient times: Saturday night at 5:00, Sunday morning at 9:00 and 11:00, and online anytime. A nursery and children’s church are available. For more information, go to southbaychurchli.org, call (631) 909-8241, Facebook, or Twitter @sbbcli.