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JR. Forasteros - December 19, 2021

Tiny Christmas

O Christmas Tree

We might be forgiven for thinking Christmas is all about the big, elaborate celebrations. But the prophet Micha reminds us that Christmas affirms God is at work in the small, overlooked and out of the way. How can we find God with us this tiny Christmas?

From Series: "O Christmas Tree"

The Christmas tree has become a central symbol of our celebration of Jesus' birth. How does this symbol invite us deeper into the Christmas story - a story that reaches from the ancient past toward a hope-filled future?

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