5 Ways to Create Christ-Centred Family Traditions

 
One of the best parts of Christmas is making memories with our families. We eat amazing food, we talk for hours, and we laugh out loud. However, we sometimes run out of things to do. The kids start to ask, “What are we doing now? How many more sleeps until Christmas?” Plus, we want to make Christ the focus of our Christmas celebrations.
 

With that in mind, here are 5 ways to create Christ-centred family traditions this year.


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The Story Behind “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth…
 
This charming carol was penned by the Irishman James Montgomery. We like to sing it during the Christmas season at our church in North Sydney. James was an underdog, who struggled in school and lost his parents when he was only 12. Yet God took this boy from humble beginnings and used him to do great things. Here is the story behind his best-known poem, “Angels, From the Realms of Glory.”

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What Jesus Teaches Us About Friendship

In our culture, it is hard to find a good friend. People are willing to be your friend while the sun shines, but they leave when storms hit. Friendships today are often shallow and empty of true fellowship. We have never been more connected…and more starved for heart-to-heart relationships. 
Instead of looking to our culture to define friendship, let’s look at the life of Jesus Christ. At our church in Sydney Mines, we strive to follow His example. During his 33 years on earth, Jesus showed us what true friendship is meant to be. 

Here are 3 principles Jesus taught us about friendship.


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