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The First Songs of Christmas
Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception.

Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration impact us. We want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. We’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. 

Let’s listen together and discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

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How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Andrew Campbell - July 16, 2017

04 Under the Broom Tree

With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus

1 Kings 19:1-8

From Series: "With Us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

How do you live in a place where you don’t seem to belong – where hostility abounds and nothing comes easy? Nearly 3000 years ago, the Prophet Elijah wrestled with these questions. He longed to follow God through one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history, but found himself facing difficulty after difficulty, heartache after heartache. As the wicked King Ahab coaxed God’s people deeper and deeper into rebellion, Elijah responded some days with courage and others with despair. He demonstrated great faith, and felt deep fear. Through it all, he learned one resounding lesson: God is faithful. When our world feels dark and hopeless, He is with us. When we feel marginalized and discarded, He is with us. When our problems are complex and solutions feel elusive, He is with us. When we confront the brokenness around us and within us, God is there – just as He was with Elijah. What do you do when you just want to give up? This summer, join us as we talk together through this powerful narrative and rediscover the reality that we are not alone. Because no matter where we go or what we face, this truth remains: God is with us.

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Conversation Starters are one way we at Christ Community seek to dig deeper into the current sermon and biblical text. They are available during community group sessions.

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