Weekly Worship Opportunities

Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 6th at 7:00pm. Virtual! Singalong! Prizes! Share the light and share some joy this holiday season. Pick up your boxes next week through December 6th.

Chet Ping Dream Offering

Sunday, December 20th we will participate in this annual gift. A beloved Elder in our church family, Chet Ping, had a dream that everyone who calls Peachtree City Christian Church home gave $1 for every year of life they have been blessed with. This outpouring of love and thankfulness is a beautiful way for us to close out the year together. Your Dream Offering can be given in a number of ways:

  • On the PTC3 app, using the Dream Offering fund option
  • On Venmo to @ptc3give with memo “Dream Offering”
  • On CashApp to @$ptc3give with memo “Dream Offering”
  • Mailed to 500 Kedron Drive Peachtree City, GA 30269
  • In person during the Lord’s Supper
Christmas Eve 2020

This Christmas season, really this whole year, is unlike any we’ve ever celebrated before. But we believe, now more than ever, we need the joy and the promise of Christmas. We would love for you to join us, in person or online, for our annual Christmas Eve services at 4:00, 6:00, and 11:00pm.

We will read the promises of the Messiah in Scripture, sing songs about His coming, and celebrate the joy we have from knowing him, Jesus Christ, the Messiah. This year we will continue our tradition of lighting candles at the close of our Christmas Eve service. We cannot wait to celebrate Christmas and our King with you this year.

Covid-19 Procedures:

Because of the current pandemic, we are taking additional health and safety measures to ensure our gatherings are as safe as possible. During this service time we will have two services hosted in our large gathering rooms to maintain social distancing guidelines during our service. All of our seating is arranged 6 feet apart to maintain social distancing while worshipping. We provide, and ask that your use, masks on campus to all who enter. We have several no-touch hand sanitizer stations throughout our campus to ensure personal cleanliness. We sanitize our building regularly throughout the week with an ozone machine, and use uv light cleaners in between services to sanitize all surfaces.

If you want to share prayer requests with us, or speak with a pastor, you can fill out our Connect Card online.
Tithes & offerings can be given:
  • on Venmo or CashApp by searching “ptc3give”
  • by giving through our website,
  • by mailing your check to 500 Kedron Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269

If you are participating in Sunday worship with us, please feel free to take the Lord’s Supper at any time during worship through song today. At home, any juice and crackers can be used to represent Christ’s body and blood. If you are on campus today, please be mindful & practice social distancing as you partake in the Lord’s Supper.

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Sermon

WK2 – 12/06/2020 –  The Birth – Mary & Joseph

Scripture: Luke 2:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25; Mt 2:4-6

 

Into: For this series the introduction will be to simply read the scripture from all the passages… (Set the viewpoint before reading the Scripture.. .ie. we’re reading scripture from  Mathhew written to a predominantly Jewish audience while Luke is writing to an audience that doesn’t even really know that they need a Messiah.)

 

The Birth – {Luke 2:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25}

  • How do Mary and Joseph view the Birth?

    • Joseph: from confusion to obedience (cf. Mt 1:24-25)

We don’t have to understand all of God’s ways; God sets the pace, timing, and direction…  This birth is wonderful and amazing and we cannot fully comprehend all of it right now.  God is acting in the world to move us.

    • Mary recognized the importance and considered it carefully (cf. Lk 2:19 CEB “Mary committed these things to memory and considered them carefully.)

It was worth imprinting it in her memory

 

  • How does the Sanhedrin (Mt 2:4-6) view the Birth?

    • They have knowledge, but they miss it

They were tempted to stick with what they knew and see how this thing develops and where it’s going…..

    • They know Jesus has been born, but they don’t see it as important.

They know Jesus has been born, they know that the Magi are there, and they know that there are prophetic signs that point to the Birth of the Messiah, but they don’t do anything with it; it doesn’t move them.

    • They miss the joy of God’s promise.

They should have gathered everything up and went with the Magi. Instead of going with the Magi, they stick with the “safe choice” or what they think is the safe choice – the government of the day – Herod.

 

  • How should we view the Birth?

    • Recognize its importance.- “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God ….. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Emmanuel, God with us, not near us, not available to us but with us, never to leave us or forsake us, but to redeem us, show us the way home and thus save us. The birth of Jesus sets the course of human history, the promise is made real, true peace has come, hope is secured, light has entered a world darkened by sin and death, whom then shall we fear? No one or nothing because God has done the impossible and the unimaginable for us in that He sent His Son into a manger to take a journey to the Cross, cancelling the debt of sin and rendering death powerless through His resurrection for us. It is the consummate statement of God’s Love for us

    • Consider carefully what God is doing. – God is not sending just anyone, He is sending the one true KING and He is moving heaven and earth to do it. In sending Jesus He is clearing the path from confusion to obedience, He is showing the way back to relationship and fellowship with Him by giving us in the fulfillment of His promise someone real to follow – consider the words of Hebrews 4 “He was tempted in everything just as we are, yet without sin” Our Father didn’t send a concept or commands calling for our obedience but a King and Savior saying “Come follow Me” – our obedience is based in the truth that Jesus is “the Way, the Truth and the Life” Since Jesus is the King, what does His birth say about the type of Kingdom that He’s ushering in.

Embrace Jesus as the True Choice.- Not necessarily the safe choice but the only choice that leads to life and true fellowship with God.  In the words of the Apostle Thomas “Where else can we go? For you alone have the words of

CommunityGroups: SESSION TWO from…

December 06, 2020  – The Birth – Mary & Joseph

Sunday Scripture Reference: Luke 2:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25; Mt 2:4-6 

 

  1. Why is it important that Jesus came and dwelt among us? 
    • What is the significance of the Birth?
    • Why is it important to understand what is the most significant thing about the birth of Jesus?  (Leaders: Both in physical and spiritual terms, it is to show us the path back to a right relationship with God.  Traveling that path results in our salvation.)

 

2. What were the expectations [of the Sanhedrin, the Jews, etc.] that affected how people anticipated and encountered Jesus’ arrival? (Ie. they were looking for a political figurehead to come with an earthly rule.)

    • How do our preconceived notions of who Jesus is and what He has done affect the way we view the birth?

 

3. Why do you think that God sent Jesus in the manner that He did?

    • Discuss this in light of Phil 2:8 (NIV) “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
    • Would you have sent Jesus in this way? Or what way might you have expected Him to come.

 

4. Since Jesus is a King, what does His birth say about the type of Kingdom He’s ushering in?

 

5. Since we know that Emmanuel means God With Us, what does that mean to you?

 

6. How can you embrace Jesus as the True Choice today?