A Life-giving Christmas…keepin it real
Day-to-day obligations increase as Christmas nears and people think about the entertaining, shopping, decorating and duties that have come to define a perfect Christmas. Yet the best point remains; deliverance is near! Dawn is about to break! God intercedes in human affairs to provide something life giving, real, lasting. Far from the temporal satisfaction humans get from acquiring goods, God’s incredible love is dwelling among us. We are receiving a gift beyond anything conceived by humanity and marketed on store shelves.
If we truly want a life-giving Christmas, drawing closer to God needs to take priority over any material desire on this year’s wish list.
I Put My Trust
Over the next three weeks we will be reflecting upon the gifts we have either received or the new gifts that have been revealed through our Spirit Gifts study and we will be asking you to complete the following sentence, “I put my trust…” Where do you put your trust? If you have been entrusted with the gifts of God, how are you using them to His glory? Who really is in charge of your life?
Spirit Gifts is an exciting way to discover and grow one’s God-given gifts for service and leadership for the Kingdom of God. We will be providing biblical foundations for understanding our spiritual gifts within the Body of Christ. As individuals and as a church we will begin to discover God’s will and directions for our lives as we claim and apply our own spiritual gifts.
During the month of August we were blessed with several people who shared their personal testimony of how God has blessed their lives. Often times we heard people testify “that if it weren’t for the church, we don’t know what we(I) would have done!” So why is the church so important to us?
With Labor Day behind us, summer vacations over, school back in session and our regular church activities and programs resuming, it is a perfect time for us to discuss why we gather together as a church. Beginning Sunday, September 12th and for four consecutive Sunday’s in worship we will be attempting to answer the question, “Why do we do church, anyway?”