All I Want for Christmas is a New Beginning

All I Want for Christmas Series Gfx_Web AdWhen I was a kid, one of my favorite type of books to read was the “choose your own adventure” type. There wasn’t really a story line because you had the option to make decisions in the midst of the book. When you came face to face with a monster on page 7, you could decide to either fight the oncoming monster (turn to page 22) or run away (turn to page 37). Many times, I found myself wanting to turn back the pages and begin again after a bad decision.

This past weekend at Eastbrook Church I continued our series “All I Want for Christmas” by looking at the new beginnings God gives us. In Isaiah 61:1-11, the prophet speaks about the hope of a Messiah to come who brings new beginnings.

You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here. You can also view all the messages from the “All I Want for Christmas” series here. Connect with us further at Eastbrook Church on VimeoFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Chosen One Bringing New Beginnings (Isaiah 61:1-3)

  • Chosen with a message (v 1)
  • Sent with power (vv 1-3)

The Shape of New Beginnings (Isaiah 61:4-9)

  • New identity (v 3)
  • New creation (v 4)
  • New purpose (vv 5-6, 9)
  • New abundance (vv 7-8)

When Life Begins Again (Isaiah 61:10-11)

  • A life of joy from God (v 10)
  • A life re-clothed by God (v 10)
  • A life made right by God (v 11)

Jesus and New Beginnings (Luke 4:16-21)

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