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How will you be involved? – Luke 2:1-20

by Jim Jamison

Luke 2 is the most familiar passage of the Bible during the Christmas season. But have you considered the people involved in this account, and how the Lord used each of them to bring about the advent of the Lord Jesus Christ? God used those involved the the incarnation whether they realized it or not. Exclusion is not an option in the plan and purpose of God. Each of us must participate in the role that God will have for us in establishing His Kingdom on this earth. That can be done willingly or unwillingly, but it will be done. As we end 2021 and begin to look toward 2022, may we realize that each of us are a piece of the puzzle that God is molding together to bring about the second advent of our Lord and Savior. May we recognize that history is moving toward the return of Christ and turn to Him as our Savior while there is still opportunity. … READ MORE

What are we worshipping – 1 John 2:15

by Jim Jamison

Why are we so tied to this world? Why is it that we live for vacation, and for new stuff? Why do we make things important that eventually will become obsolete? Romans 1:25 says, “[they] changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator …” We struggle because sin has such a hold on us and this world. We exalt what is temporary and neglect the things that are eternal. In our society, pleasure is more important than people. It leads us to a question to ponder this morning. What are we living for? 1 John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world, if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” It is not a sin to enjoy a vacation or a new “toy” but it is a sin when that becomes the thing that we are living for. We are commissioned by God to Love Him, and love others, that is truly the only way that we find satisfaction and contentment in our lives. What are you living for?… READ MORE

A Peculaiar Visit – Luke 1:26-38

by Jim Jamison

Christmas is arguably the most widely celebrated f all the world’s holidays, involving more people and nations than any other.  But at the same time, it is perhaps the most misunderstood of all our major holidays.  Christmas honors a divine person and remembers a divine event; it does not celebrate human achievement, but divine accomplishment.  Crowed shopping malls, office parties, alcohol consumption, gift giving, holiday decorations, and family get-togethers do not reflect the true meaning of Christmas.  There is noting man-made about the Christmas story.  It is the most miraculous, compelling narrative in history.  As the Holy Spirit relates the dramatic story of Jesus’ birth.  Those who truly celebrate Christmas do so by remembering the profound reality tat God sent His only Begotten Son to die for the sins of all who put their faith in Him.  Join us this Sunday, December 24 at 10:30 am as we explore Luke 1:26-38 as we are reminded of the preparation for the first Christmas!… READ MORE