I can’t wait for Christmas!
Every child loses patience waiting for Christmas. I remember getting the Christmas edition of the JC Penney catalog and having my Santa list ready in October. Christmas took sooooo long to get here.
It seems the vast majority of our lives is filled with waiting and preparing while only a fraction is filled with actual experience. consider the Thanksgiving meal many of us enjoy. How long did it take to prepare? How long did it take to eat?
This Sunday, November 29, I begin our Christmas sermon series called “The Cast of Christmas.” We will discover some lessons from some of the cast members of the first Christmas. This week we will highlight the PROPHETS.
As soon as Adam and Eve disobeyed, God promised a Savior (Genesis 3:15). Throughout the Old Testament God’s prophets prepared the world for Jesus. They told of his birth in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), his ancestry of David (2 Samuel 7:12-13). They even stated that He would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14).
The final Old Testament prophet was actually John the Baptist. Jesus had been born and He was preparing people to meet Jesus. His instructions can help us to meet Jesus. We prepare to meet Jesus with repentance and fruit (Matthew 3:1-12). We can’t prepare for Jesus’ first coming. That has already happened. but we can prepare when we see Him, whether His second coming or our death. We prepare through repentance and fruit.
Join me this Sunday and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. We continue to have church services in our building at 10:30 am. We have a mask-only area in our gym. For more information about our reconnecting guidelines, visit RECONNECT. You can also watch the live stream of our service on Facebook Live or YouTube Live on Sunday at 10:30 am and on demand after. Please follow our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Join me this Sunday.