Saturday, December 7, 2019

2019 # 8 - The Best of Christmas

Hi Friends!

Our focus this Holiday Season is on The Best of Christmas and in a word we believe The Best of Christmas is JESUS!

As you Celebrate Christmas I encourage you to speak the words "Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift" (2 Corinthians 9:15) into all of your circumstances! And let's cut to core if we could?

Let's admit that our emotions can readily swing from high-to-low and back-and-forth many times over. And if we're totally transparent, let's also admit that this emotional roller coaster can pick up speed during the Christmas season.

Think about it: we all have peaks, and pits, and lots of in-between points in the ebb-and-flow of any given day. What Christmas promises is that JESUS came to walk us through everything on our earthly journeys in a way that brings us personal peace and glorifies our Father in heaven.

We'll be studying a single Scripture passage (Isaiah 9:6-7) throughout December. My hope is that we'll unpack the power in Jesus' name and in His nature, and that we'll tap deeply into the peace that Jesus brings in all circumstances, as we praise God for His indescrible gift of grace!

I encourage you to join us and share in our worship services and to participate in our many festive ministry opportunities. Invite your family and friends to experience The Best of Christmas at Connections Christian Church. And have yourself a very Merry Christmas!

For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

God's Peace and my Prayers,

1 comment:

  1. In Him there is no shadow of turning.

    And I really like that it isn't just the existence of His government and peace that will last forever: it's the *increase* of them. It's like reading the end of the book - Jesus wins!