Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt

From a group of nomadic refugees fleeing persecution in Egypt, to a young refugee couple forced to deliver their baby in a stable, the Bible tells the story of God working through aliens and strangers to bring about His kingdom. The subversive message of Christmas is that God Himself endured a self-imposed exile from heaven to deliver us from our exile in sin. Join us online or in person this advent season as we reexamine the Christmas story.


Exodus 22:21; Exodus 23:9; Leviticus 19:33-34; Deuteronomy 10:19; Deuteronomy 27:29; 1 Chronicles 16:19-22; Jeremiah 22:3; Ezekiel 47:22; Luke 2; Matthew 2; Romans 12:13; Colossians 3:11; Hebrews 13:1-3


Jesus lived as an exile so we wouldn’t have to. (See Luke 2 and Matthew 2)


Worship fully this Christmas by welcoming the alien and stranger among us.

  1. Minister to Afghan Refugees living in two of our church houses.
  2. Support the Advent Conspiracy: $55,000 for North American and International missions
  3. The Fisher Family: Give to the “Making Change” Jar or support the “30-1-12 Campaign”.

Daily Readings:

Use this chronological reading of the Christmas story for your personal quiet time or with friends and/or family through Advent.

Day 1: Hosea 11
Day 2: Colossians 1:15-20
Day 3: John 1:1-14,
Day 4: Matthew 1:1-17
Day 5: Luke 1:1-25
Day 6: Luke 1:26-38
Day 7: Matthew 1:18-25

Suggested Resources:


Welcoming the Stranger, by Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang
Undaunted, by Zoya Phan
From Every People and Nation, by J. Daniel Hays
The Music of Christmas, by Gary & Sheri Webber
Saving Christmas series (2019)