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Text Box: Volume 11, Issue 12
Text Box: The Lighthouse
Text Box: Page 2
Text Box: Children’s Ministry

I truly love the Christmas season.  I love the smells in the air, the brisk winter mornings, and all of the decorations.  What I don’t particularly enjoy is the hustle and bustle of the stores and people.  Oswald Chambers writes in his devotional book this exert.

“ ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ which is translated, ‘God with us’ “ (Matthew 1:23)

 

 is Birth in History. “…that Holy One who is to be born will be3 called the Son of God (Luke 1:35).  Jesus Christ was born into this world, not from it.  He did not emerge out of history; He came into history from the outside.  Jesus Christ is not the best human being the human race can boast of – He is a Being for whom the human race can take no credit at all.  He is not man becoming God, but God Incarnate – God coming into human flesh from outside it.  His life is the highest and the holiest entering through the most humble of doors.  Our Lord’s birth was an advent – the appearance of God in human form.

His Birth in Me. “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you. . . “  (Galatians 4:19). Just as our Lord came into human history from outside it, He must also come into me from outside.  Have I allowed my personal human life to become a “Bethlehem” for the Son of God?  I cannot enter the realm of the kingdom of God unless I am born again from above by a birth totally unlike physical birth.  “You must be born again” (John 3:7).  This is not a command, but a fact based on the authority of God.  The evidence of the new birth is that I yield myself so completely to God that “Christ is formed” in me.  And once “Christ is formed in me, His nature immediately begins to work through me.

God Evident in the Flesh.  This is what is made so profoundly possible for you and for me through the redemption of man by Jesus Christ.

Please allow God to be evident in your life during this Christmas season.  Don’t let the world steal the peace that surpasses all understanding from you.  Let the light of Christ shine so that others may see and come to know the Prince of Peace.

Dennis Walker

Minister to Children & Adults


Text Box: D.M.A. will have their Christmas luncheon on Thursday, December 9 at 12 noon 
in the classroom outside the gym.  Covered dish.
Text Box: Adults

Church Directory Picture Schedule

Please note that the pictures will be taken outside the children’s and preschoolers classroom.  The easiest times for families with small children will be after Sunday morning services and before the children go into their small groups on Sunday evening.  We ask that you are patient and allow the families with small children to take their pictures first at the schedule times congestion  and confusion may be reduced. 

Deacon

Families

Sunday am

(after morning service)

Sunday pm

5 pm - 5:45 pm

Wednesday

6 pm - 6:30 pm

BJ Sharp

Coley - Duncan

11/28

11/28

 

Dewey Bramlett

Durham - Gaillard, & Sistrunk

12/5

12/5

12/8

Abdeel Rodriguez

Gaines - Holcombe

12/12

12/12

12/8

Jim Holbrook

Holland - McCollum

12/19

12/12

12/15

Bob Parker

McConnell - Moorhead

12/19

12/19

12/29

Michael Stone

Morgan - Randall

1/2

1/2

12/29

Ralph Freeman

Riendeau - Spearman/Dobson

1/2

1/9

1/5

Bruce Brown

Stamps - Walker

1/9

1/9

1/5

Ray Manley

Watts - Yost

1/16

1/16

1/12

Make-up dates if you have missed  previous dates/times.

Highlighted areas are 2011 dates.

1/23

1/23

1/26