Pastor's Blog: Merry Christmas!
Victoria and I want to wish each of you a very blessed Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your cards, notes, and gifts – we appreciate your prayers and expressions of love very much. I am so grateful for the opportunity and privilege to serve Tabernacle as Interim Pastor!
This coming Sunday, December 22, I will be preaching a message from Luke 1:31-33, “Christ the Eternal King of Glory.” Sometimes amid the hustle and bustle of the season it can be easy to miss the real message and meaning of Christmas. It is my desire, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to assist us in realizing the great significance of the true meaning of Christmas. I will have to confess; it sometimes bothers me that churches put an emphasis on “Santa” and other secular aspects of the season. While there is nothing inherently sinful about many of the secular concepts there is a problem if we as the church fail to emphasize the holy and righteous nature of the birth of our Lord.
With that said, please come prepared Sunday to worship the King! In your preparation for worship, please consider these three points that I will be preaching on this week: 1. Christmas celebrates Christ’s earthly life of perfection; 2. the Cross culminates Christ’s eternal love for people; and 3. The Consummation coronates Christ’s excelling Lordship over His purchased possession.
Brother Kenny will be leading us in our worship service on Christmas Eve. It will be another opportunity for you and your family to celebrate the real reason for the season.
On Sunday December 29 you will have the great privilege to hear my dear brother, Dr. Kevin Moore, preach the Word at the 10:30 service. He is one of God’s choice servants and you will be blessed. We will not have an evening service on the 29th.
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
Editor's Note: This will be the last regular Pastor's Blog for 2019. Bro. Tom will resume his regular postings during the first full week of 2020.