Worship the incarnate Christ with us this Sunday morning, Christmas Day. Our worship service will start at 10:15am. Please note that there is no Sunday School this week or next week, January 1. Also, there will be no evening service on Christmas Day.
Archive for December, 2011
“Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh and
declared to be the SON OF GOD with power according to the Spirit of holiness.” (Romans 1:3-4 NKJV)
Come and join us for a service of carols and the Word! This Sunday, December 18 at 5pm, we will have a special Christmas program entitled “At the Name of Jesus.” There will be refreshments after the service.
“Man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:3.
This post is a shameless plug for the support of a seminary. As we come to the close of the year, many people receive a flurry of appeals from various institutions and causes for monetary support. Many of these causes are truly worthy of our support. But of all those causes worthy of our gifts, I would like to suggest that faithful seminaries are among the most worthy of your consideration. I say that in part because of these Spirit-inspired words of Moses.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
This is not a request to help us be good mathematicians. It is not a request to become a prognosticator of doom, or of our own demise. This is a confession, a prayerful acknowledgement that our life is allotted time. The point isn’t simply that our days will soon end. Moses has already affirmed that the days of our lives are seventy years, and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their span is only toil and trouble.
Moses knew something of death. For forty years he was the pastor of a congregation of over a million people. Every one of his people over the age of twenty died in the wilderness in that forty year time span. The bells tolled for dozens of his people daily. The desert was literally strewn with the graves of his congregation. He knew about death.