Celebrating the greatest gift of all
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 “The Songs of Christmas”. For many, Christmas is simply a holiday, a time for gifts and a time for family. All of this is true, at least in our Australian context – however, Christmas is so much more than that.
Christmas is all about God Himself – Jesus Christ, 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, shepherds sang, and people sang both before and after Christ was born! Just why Jesus is such a gift to us, 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 own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness… 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 truly 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 why His coming truly is reason for singing!.
Carols On The Lawn
Saturday 2 December - CANCELLED
DUE TO A VERY HIGH probability of rain and possible storms on the day, our Christmas Carols On The Lawn event has been regrettably cancelled for 2023. We thank you for considering attending, for volunteering, bringing food and helping in other ways. We thank you for your generosity and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We look forward to joining you on Christmas Eve - and Carols will be back in 2024!
The Songs Of Christmas
teaching series in December
DON'T FORGET TO JOIN US on Sundays! Church will still be going ahead as usual at 9:15am and 11am. During the run-up to Christmas, we will be preaching a sermon series entitled "The Songs of Christmas". We invite you to join us for the festive season, and we pray this teaching series will inspire you as we celebrate Jesus, the greatest gift ever! As always, you can catch up on our sermons by podcast, or through this website.
Christmas Eve Gathering
Sunday 24 December from 10am
THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a special time at Parramatta Christian Church! Join us at the special time of 10am for a beautiful morning service as we countdown to Christmas Day. 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 morning tea afterwards (please bring a plate of food to share).
PLEASE NOTE – there are no services on Monday 25th.
Christmas Cracker - just for fun...
Everyone loves a Christmas bon-bon - and now we've got one! Inside you'll find jokes, trivia and our Christmas Quiz!
A mix of traditions, pop culture and carols - just for fun! Click the button below for more.