We are always grateful to celebrate the birth of Christ. He is the central focal point of all of life, that is why the phrase 'history is His story' is so popular because it is so accurate.
Our adult choir, led by Tyler Bridges, will be presenting His story in the cantata "Heaven on Earth" this Sunday morning at 10:30 am and the children's choir under the direction of William and Katie Rauch will perform "Operation Christmas Child" at 6:00 pm.
We know you will be blessed as you attend! God has given us the privilege of worshipping Him together as we celebrate His birth. You will not want to miss the cantata or the children's program.
For His Glory,
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Celebrating Jesus Birth! Luke 2:8-14
While the birth of Jesus was simple and sincere, it was also magnificent and wonderful. I never become tired of hearing it told. It is unique in that its occurrence cannot be matched. This Child was both authentically human and at the same time fully God. Paul tells us that in Jesus we have ‘the fullness of God in Jesus body’.
Amazing! God in human form. The Creator of the universe, coming as a baby, would be recognized as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Included, is the very reason why He became a human being, to be our Savior. He took our place, paying for our sins, so we can be forgiven and saved.
I trust you will want to join us as we worship Him this Sunday!
at 8:25 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Visible Expressions of Love
Moving into the Christmas season we are very conscious of an atmosphere of joy and a spirit of giving. God is the One who has taken the initiative and demonstrated these realities for us in sending His Son. Through His Son He has also make it possible, for us personally, to experience this joy and spirit of giving.
In the ordinances, given to the church, of both communion and baptism we have reminders and illustrations of His love for us and our proper response to Him, in loving Him back.
Join us this Sunday for a special praise and worship service,
at 9:03 AM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Praise & Thanksgiving! Psalm 106:1-48
Our praise & thanksgiving is based upon our view of God! And our view of God affects everything in life. This is true even if we only practice our praise & thanksgiving on the horizontal level. Our gratefulness or lack thereof will still be impacted by our view of God, even if we do not want anything to do with Him.
The frequency with which we express & show our gratefulness is deeply impacted by our walk with Christ. When our lives are under the control of the Spirit of God we will live in an atmosphere of appreciation. When our walk with God has been torpedoed or sidetracked our first line of evidence is our ungrateful heart.
Psalm 106 gives us some contemporary examples. Though they happened some three thousand years ago, it is like reading today’s newspaper. We can learn from Israel’s experiences, since they are so close to home for us.
Look forward to see you Sunday!
at 9:36 AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
LIVING RIGHT! – Righteous living is one of God’s intended purposes! Romans 8:28-39
As Americans we cherish freedom, but do not always understand its real value or where it comes from. Freedom comes with a price & is maintained with responsible discipline. Take it for granted and it will either be abused or lost. We see that in a practical sense as to our American history & what is happening today. We may not personally have earned the freedoms we enjoy, but we do carry the responsibility of maintaining them if we expect them to be there in the future.
That’s why the freedom we have in Christ is miles apart from the freedom that most people talk about. The believer does not earn it, nor does he maintain it, but he may miss experiencing it and even pay a sizable price for not understanding it. After all that Christ has done for us, let’s not miss out on experiencing the benefits of His wonderful gift of love.
God does have a purpose & plan to accomplish. God also has made available every resource necessary for us to be able to live within His wonderful plan for our lives. By the way, He will accomplish His plan & we are responsible for our involvement or lack thereof.
See you Sunday!
at 8:31 AM