Garrett lays out the plans for Lakeland for the upcoming year, including; making the children's rooms more inviting to the children, funding the youth internship program, and some of Garretts vision for some teaching series in 2014.
Dan looks at the pains that bring joy to our life. All of life's rewards come from rising up from pain and sufferings.
Dan continues the Advent series by looking for the true "joy" that the birth of Jesus brought to us. It's not all the fairy tail that we picture the birth to be but it does end in joy.
Dan continues the Advent series by asking "what does it mean to walk in the light and what's the impact of sin (even other people's sin) on society?" Don't mix up Santa Claus who rewards kids based on if they are naughty or nice with God who loves you unconditionally no matter how you perform.
Dan asks the question, "what do we seek this Christmas?" Dan also explores the history and expectations around the giving aspect of Christmas.