From our Sunday Church Bulletin - our Thought for the Day: Do circumstances make you wonder if God has lost control of this world? Remember that no matter what happens, God directs the worlds affairs.
God doesn’t need our appreciation, but when we look at everything He’s done for us, how can we be anything but grateful? He not only created a beautiful, mysterious world for us to explore, but He also created us. And not only that - He actually gave His one and only Son to die for us so we could spend an eternity with Him. Our Father in Heaven, we praise you and thank you for your blessings.
On Sunday, we first remember it was time to light four candles.
And then for Monday - Christmas Day 2017, we remember the birth of a baby (2,000 years ago) . . .
"What is so special about that baby? I'll tell you why the Birth and Life Story of that child is so important. He becomes and is the Source of our Courage; He is the Source of our Confidence; He is the Director of the Way of Life that should be lived by each of us; He is the Source of our Hope, yes, even Hope of and Certainty of Life Everlasting. We are talking about Jesus, that is the One Born at Christmas, we are compelled to tell His Story, His coming is the Greatest News the World has ever known, that Baby in the Manger is our Lord and Savior! " (Curt Johnson)
Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy New Year!
And we remember: Jesus isn't just the reason for the season . . .
He's the reason for every day of our lives!
God uses many resources to direct our lives. This includes trials and tribulations.
Everything that happens to us in life helps direct our decision making. This means the good things and the bad things, families will fall apart, and people will fall into depression. This may happen as a result of these trials. Remember, we are never outside the reach of God. He may be sending us down a rocky road that is hard to travel. However, it may lead to the greatest blessing of our lives.
And for the week ahead - remember:
Our “peace” with God is determined by our “trust” in Him.
WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE !
Song: My Jesus Lives, Song: Are You Washed in the Blood (insert)
Prayer of Thanksgiving Hymnal: #572
Prayers of the Saints and “The Lord’s Prayer”
Scriptures: Proverbs 22:1, 21:2, 3:3
Luke 10:25-37, 9:23-26 and John 3:17-18, 14:6
Blue Book: #14 I’ll Fly Away
"Go With God and Spread His Word”
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