Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year
There's an old saying - there's no Christmas without Easter, but equally, there's no Easter without Christmas. This "most wonderful time of the year" truly lives up to its tag - celebrating the coming of our Messiah, Jesus.
Our theme this Christmas is "Come and Adore Jesus" - based on the much-loved ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’. This carol invites us to come to Bethlehem, behold the ‘King of Angels’ and bow down in worship. For many, Jesus is simply a baby in a manger, but the Bible tells us He is much more than that.
He is God Himself who stepped down from the glory of heaven to become human so that He could die on a cross to rescue us from our sin. This is what the Angel declared to Mary. This is why angels sang, and shepherds worshipped. This is beautifully explained by the apostle Paul:
“(Jesus) who, being in
very nature God, did not consider
equality with God something
to be used to his advantage;
rather, he made himself
nothing by taking the very
nature of a servant, being
made in human likeness.
And being found in
appearance as a man, he
humbled himself by
becoming obedient to death
— even death on a cross!
Because of Jesus, we can know God’s forgiveness. Because of Jesus, we can become part of God’s family. Because of Jesus, we have hope for a better future. Because of Jesus, those who trust in Him will live with Him forever in heaven.
This is what makes the birth of Jesus good news for everyone - His life, death and resurrection made the way for us to come to God. It also raises two questions that we all face with at some point:
- 'Who is Jesus?', and,
- 'Will we trust what Jesus did to make us right with God?'
We would love to explore these questions with you, so please join us this Christmas to explore who Jesus is and what He has done for us.
Carols On The Lawn
Saturday, 2 December from 6:30pm
IT'S THAT TIME, FOLKS! Our annual Carols On The Lawn celebration is upon us to kick off the Christmas season. There be food, live music, activities for the kids, and of course - carols! UPDATE: Due to the forecasted wet weather, the carols programme will be in the church auditorium (chairs available for elderly and special needs). Food will be served at 6:30pm under the awning.
So bring your picnic rug and we'll "deck the halls" for a night to remember!
"Come And Adore" series
Every Sunday in December
BETWEEN OUR MAJOR events this Christmas, we invite you to join us for church each Sunday at 9:15 and 11am! As the "Come And Adore" sermon series heads for home in December, we will focus on aspects of Jesus' character, before ending the series with a call to worship our Redeemer and our King. During this yuletide season, we'd love to welcome you to church - so that we can come and adore Jesus together.
Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, 24 December from 7pm
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a special time at Parramatta Christian Church! Join us from 7pm for a special evening service as we countdown to Christmas morning. There will be your favourite carols and a short message as we celebrate the coming of our Saviour . And make sure to hang around for a Christmas supper afterwards!
PLEASE NOTE - there are no morning services on Sunday 24th or Monday 25th.