Pastor's Blog: Christmas Time is Here!
It’s that wonderful time of year when we celebrate the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! What joy should fill our hearts when think of the message of the Christmas story.
I am so thankful for the Choir and Orchestra and their presentation of “Song of Joy” last Sunday evening. Bro. Kenny Wells did an outstanding job preparing and leading. We are so blessed to have such great musical talent in our church. What a wonderful reminder of the true reason for the season! I also want to extend a special word of thanks to the technical staff, Chris Johnson and Melissa Wells – we appreciate you for your service to the church.
We have more special services coming to help us celebrate Jesus this Christmas. Invite your friends and family to join us in worshiping the King of kings!
We will continue our journey in the Book of Philippians on Sunday, and we will consider chapter 1, verses 12-18. The title of the message is “The Challenge of Chains.” Paul writes from prison. Our perspective in these verses will be to gain a more biblical understanding of trials. In general, consider these concepts from the text before us – trials produce missionary opportunities (vv. 12-14); trials provide motivation for obedience; and trials prioritize magnifying the One true and living God (vv. 19-26). In short, our witness, our wisdom and our worship are all improved when we respond correctly to trials.
As always, I am looking forward to what God will do at Tabernacle this coming Sunday. Please be present with your Bibles in hand as we worship the Lord together.
Blessings, YFJS, Bro Tom