Posts made in December, 2017


December 25, 2017 Love “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 “Love divine all loves excelling, joy of Heaven to earth come down.” This is God’s love for us – Agape love – love that we do not deserve. God loves us when we are unlovely. If it weren’t for God’s love there would be...

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December 24, 2017 Through the Eyes of a Child “And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, verily Isay unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter in to the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 18:2-3 It was Christmas 2001, during our church’s annual Christmas program, presented by the children of the church. Donna Elam had worked with...

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December 23, 2017 I Need a Savior “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” – Acts 2:21 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12 Come let us adore Him. So what does adore mean? The dictionary defines adore this way – to worship or honor as a deity or as divine; to regard with reverent...

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December 22, 2017 The Wonder of it All As I’ve grown older, all the holidays have changed. Everything is more precious. Times spent with loved ones is the focus. No longer am I consumed with purchasing the hot toy for one of my children. It seems that even my children have changed also. They put less emphasis on gifts and more on spending time together as a family. They continually inspire me with what loving and kind...

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December 21, 2017 “And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.'”  – Luke 1:46-47 The joy of this season can be all consuming but even in the rush and busyness I can’t forget the central focus of Jesus. The joy that Mary felt is prologue to the “main event”: Mary rejoices that she has been chosen to be the Mother of the Christ to come. Later, int he...

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