The spirit of Christmas. This is a phrase we often hear. In TV ads…in coffee shops…on greeting cards…But really, what is the spirit of Christmas? Is it holiday cheer? Decorating? Or is it shopping and gift giving?
The best way to understand the spirit of Christmas is not to look for it in culture, but instead, to find it in the people who participated in the birth of Christ! From Elizabeth and John the Baptist to Mary and Zechariah. From the angels and shepherds to the prophets, Simeon and Anna. These people all represent the spirit of Christmas. But what is it? What is the one response they all had in their encounter with the Messiah?
Find out as Pastor Tim Armstrong looks at some of those who were there to witness the birth of the Savior and finds the true meaning of The Spirit of Christmas!