Help our Community Christmas Carol sing community outreach
We need some people to deliver post cards this week and weekend in the neighborhood to invite people to our community Christmas carol event on the 22nd. If you have some time, would like to get some exercise and would like to help out, please let me know.
Winter Precept Bible Study classes available
Here are the upcoming Precept classes that have openings for the winter term:
DANIEL - God's Blueprint for Bible Prophecy
(NISS - 15-30 minutes of homework each day) Orientation plus 13 week study
Though you don’t know what tomorrow holds, you do know who holds tomorrow. Strengthen your faith in a steadfast God through this study of Daniel.
Orientation Monday January 15, 2024, 7:00 p.m., in-person with Ann Clark
1. If you have not already, register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Workbooks will be provided for purchase in class - $15.00
HEBREWS PART 3 - Jesus, The Author and Perfecter Of Our Faith (Chapters 11-13)
Precept Upon Precept or In & Out (NASB) - You are able to join even if you have not attended part 1 and 2 - Orientation plus 6 week study
Without faith it is impossible to please God. So what is faith? Where do I get it? And what does it look like lived out in my life? This study will answer these questions and more.
Orientation Thursday January 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m., in-person with Ann Clark
1. If you have not already, register by email at email@example.com, indicating PUP or In & Out as your workbook choice
2. Workbooks will be provided for purchase in class - $17 Precept Upon Precept, $15 In & Out (less homework)
Register by replying to this email by December 29, 2023 to ensure you will have a workbook.
Thought for the day: The Greatest Christmas Gift
What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received? I spoke about one on Sunday but I can think of lots over the years that have been very special to me and even today I remember with a smile. I also reflect a lot at this time of year about the gift of salvation that Jennifer and I received one December many years ago. It was there, for the first time, I understood my need for a Savior. In many ways this is the heart of Christmas: not the tree, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ. But there’s a big difference between Adam’s sin that led to all our problems in the world and God’s gracious gift of Jesus. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ, who was fully God and fully man. The Bible tells us: for Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s gift leads to our being made right with God; for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.
So, this Christmas, lets remember that Jesus is the greatest gift!
Each year we are reminded that Christmas isn't just about giving and receiving presents. Yet, if we honestly consider the heart of Christmas, it is. If we really think about it, the gift of Jesus is one given that needs to be received. May this spur all our other activities on. At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the greatest gift ever given, by the greatest gift-giver of all, our wonderful God and Father.
In His grip,