Unwrap the real Christmas. The malls are packed, the tree is up, and the Christmas cider is sumptuous. The manger scene is erected, the cards are sent, and everyone is guessing what is in the big blue box under the tree. The holiday buzz is at full pitch. Many people look forward to the big day with its traditions and family celebrations. But some find Christmastime over-commercialized--even a time of anxiety or sadness. Christmas is a season that should provoke hope in us, but often it stirs up despair and loneliness. No matter your reality, the real Christmas is more than a time of gift giving and family gatherings, and it's more even than a story about a baby in a manger. It is the story of a King--the King of hope. Pastor Dan Carroll unpacks the real Christmas, showing you a King who came to fill you with possibility, destiny and hope.
Are you hungry for God to reveal Himself to You?
Do you want to know more about God? How He works in your life? What about your purpose in life? Maybe you wonder, why did God create the world? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why pray? Is there a heaven and a hell? Does God heal? What does He think about women in ministry? How can the Holy Spirit live within you?
When it comes to serving God, we have thousands of questions. While this book doesn’t answer all of them, it does provide a solid framework for our faith. Knowing what we believe and how God works in this world and in people equips us with answers. It opens up new vistas of faith and helps us relate to God in our everyday lives.
Have you ever asked God how He wants to use you to touch neighborhoods and nations? If we are to become the people God hungers to make us—people who know God, surrender fully to Him, care for others, and invest in God’s kingdom—then meeting with God each day is crucial. As with David, who often worshiped the Lord alone in creation, spending time with God will lead us into deep friendship with Him. God wants to meet our deepest needs and build His destiny into our hearts—and He does that when we grow deep into His heart. Walk with Jesus on this ninety-day devotional journey, and see how He transforms you and leads you to His destiny for your life.