The Call of Christmas series is more than just the story of Jesus’ arrival. Through the stories of Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, we’re each given a call to prepare, a call to provide, a call to protect, and a call to praise. This series will help prepare your church for a celebration of the arrival of Jesus and can also be used as part of an Advent series.
Nobody would expect lowly shepherds to be some of the first to hear about the birth of the Messiah. But God’s angel comes to these men with good news, calling them to praise. They’re invited to be part of the story, reminding us that God calls us all to Himself.
Who would’ve thought that a dream could be reality? Joseph discovers the role he will play in the story of Emmanuel when an angel visits him in a dream with a call to protect. The Messiah is coming and Joseph gets to be part of this story—a story that is now a part of us.
When Mary was visited by the angel she found herself in God’s favor and overcome with so many emotions. As she is called to provide, see how Mary responds to the words of the angel—words that changed everything.
A time of worship in the temple turns to a life-altering event for Zechariah. Watch what happens when the angel, Gabriel, pays him a visit and he’s called to prepare. It’s the beginning of a story that changes the lives of every person who hears it.