I can’t even imagine the excitement the shepherds felt so long ago when the angels filled the skies to announce the Messiah’s birth and invite them to be a part of the new born King’s birth. We read about it in Luke 2:8-20. The angel announced to the shepherds: “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a
manger.” The shepherds recognized that this was more than just an announcement, it was an invitation, for when the angels had left them, they said to one another: “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” They hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger. Then they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child. In other words, they began extending their own invitations for others to meet the new born King.
I would like to invite YOU and your family to come celebrate the birth of our Savior with your church family during this Christmas season. I invite you to join us for the following:
Like with the shepherds so long ago, “One good invitation deserves another!” Won’t you take some time to extend a Christmas Invitation to your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and acquaintances?
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS!
On-Line Resource for all Members!
Our church has enrolled in an online Bible Study Resource that will give us access to hundreds of video Bible studies by well-known and trusted teachers and preachers. The media portions of these studies can be accessed, streamed from your phone, pad, laptop, desktop, or TV, and used by individuals, couples, families, small groups, etc at NO COST to you. You may choose whether or not to purchase any supporting print materials that go along with the studies.
Studies are divided into the following categories: Youth, Adult Small Groups, Work, Family, Marriage, Men, Women, Bible Characters, and Video Illustrations. To check out the available studies, go to rightnowmedia.org. After clicking on the Login button in the upper right-hand corner, enter email@example.com in the Email Address box and then enter jimmy in the Password box. Under the Browse Media tab, click on the category you would like to view. Then click on the particular study you are interested in. To find out what print resources go along with the study, click on the orange button labeled Books, Workbooks, and Handouts. If you are interested in engaging in one of the studies, contact the pastor (458-5134) and he will add you as a user in the system. This is an excellent resource that offers unlimited topics of study.