This Sunday, Dan speaks on the topic of redemption, using clips from the movie A Christmas Carol to illustrate his points. We arrive finally at Christmas Future, a time when Scrooge is dead, buried and forgotten. As he awakes back in the present he vows to change his ways to avert such a bleak future.
As Scrooge meets with the ghost of Christmas Present, Sharon links the story to the cultural values that we aspire to: authenticity, courage, generosity, team-based, honouring, accepting. This Christmas, the challenge is to bless our friends and family as we hold-fast to these values.
In the first of our Christmas themed messages Tim sets the scene using Dickens famous story of A Christmas Carol. Using clips from the muppets version of the tale together with inspiration from the Bible he challenges us not to hold on to the past with grudges and unforgiveness. Instead, when we embrace the past and let go of the hurt we can face the present and the future with joyful hearts.