Generosity is an attractive thing. I’ve had the privilege of meeting and befriending many generous people over the course of my life. These people, by their eagerness to provide for others, inspire me.
One of my hopes and prayers for The Well is that we would be marked by persistent generosity. I want those who attend on Sunday morning to always feel like they are getting something from us—inspiration from the music, encouragement from our hospitality, practical instruction from the message and, this Sunday, a free book.
I recently read Lee Strobel’s book, ‘The Case for Christmas’ and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Well has purchased numerous copies and began giving them away last Sunday, at our 11:15 service. We still have plenty leftover, and we’d be delighted to give you a copy this Sunday, December 21.
In this resource you’ll find 91 pages of thoughtful reflection on the origin and present-day relevance of the Christmas story. In his usual journalistic style, Strobel examines the eyewitness evidence (Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?) and the scientific evidence (Does archaeology confirm or contradict Jesus’ biographies?).
For Strobel, the evidence leads him to a verdict:
Jesus wasn’t born into this world merely to identify with us, console us, or even lead us. His assignment from the outset…was to die for us…with the result being, as the old Christmas carol ‘Hark! The Herald Angels’ says, ‘God and sinners reconciled.’
The Well is only 16 weeks old (This is our first Christmas!). Something special is emerging in this new community. We’d love for you to be a part of that. I hope to see you on Sunday!