Over two thousand years ago, God sent His Son into this world to seek and save the lost. The surround sounds of Christmas were everywhere. From Shepherds abiding in the fields, to Angels announcing the Lords birth and even wise men responding to the sounds of prophecy. Even a wicked King had heard the sounds of a new King born right in his midst.
Christmas is a time of surround sound even to this very day. Voices seem to mellow and blend with one another like never before. Everywhere you go espcially around here you can hear the sounds of Christmas. Sounds of joy and happiness abound and I pray they are heard in your house. However, it is sad to say that some of the sounds that surround us are sounds of sadness, loneliness, depression, discouragement and even despair. These sounds take an effort to hear on our part but I pray we are listening and responding with the message of Christ.
Lord, help us to enjoy the beautiful sounds of a blessed season while at the same time being very sensitive to those sounds hardly distinguishable to the ear. Use us Lord to brighten and enliven those to Jesus. Use us to give off a very clear sound that Jesus Loves us all and He is still seeking and saving the lost.
Psalm 100 tells us to make a joyful should (sound) to the Lord Serve Him with gladness, come before Him with singing (sound).
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’
Look at a candy cane, what do you see? Stripes that are red like the blood shed for me! White for my Savior, Who’s sinless and pure! “J” is for Jesus, My Lord that’s for sure! Turn it around and a staff you will see, Jesus, my Shepherd, is coming for me!
Growing spiritually doesn't happen when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we apply what he says. Application happens best within the context of community. Just a few of the many ways you can connect include: Sunday morning small groups, Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry, Student Ministry, and much more.
We believe when people engage in service, it leads to life change. Whether you serve on a ministry team in our church, in our community, or in the world, God calls us to serve one another. We have many areas to serve in which include: Children's Ministry, music, kitchen, Hall / Door Greeter, production team, community projects and Mission trips.
Jesus doesn't want the church to be an exclusive club. He wants everyone to know him and follow him. We think it is vital that as we become fully engaged in church, we invest in unchurched people in our lives and get to know them. Then when the time is right, invite them to take the next step toward Jesus.