As a pastor I am always challenged to find new ways to describe what and how Christmas affects each of our lives. As people come and go from and through this God Given Ministry it seems that each and every one grasps a little different part of this wonderful message of Christ our Lord, each in a little different way that fits into their life. I so love telling the old, old story of the Miraculous birth of Our Lord and Savior.
Tonight we learned about probably the greatest gift that God has given us after giving us Christ. And this gift comes with awesome responsibility. God gives us the ability to choose Him over Satan. We have great examples in our Bible, such as Esau and Obadiah. You see, Esau grew up in a great and God based family with Isaac and Rebecca as parents. He could not have had a more loving caring family, but he grew up and went bad. On the other hand Obadiah grew up among the depraved Edomites and even after converting to Judaism he lived with King Ahab and Queen Jezebel who were arguably the worst rulers that Israel ever had. And yet he chose to do good in the world and stayed faithful to God.
We can’t always control the circumstances around us but we can always control how we respond to them. For more on this, please click on the attached recording. And, as always you are welcome to join us live in church from wherever you might be by simply dialing 774 220 4000 and when prompted, simply put in conference number 842646# and you will be live in our services at 8pm eastern time Sundays and Wednesdays. Also you can join our new daily prayer service by dialing the same phone number and same conference number at 08:30 Eastern time each and every morning seven days a week.
Until next time… May Our Lord Bless and Keep You All.