SHARE YOUR FAITH
Prescription for Life:
"Rejoice in the LORD always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you." James 4:7-8
"Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits." Psalm 103:1-2
LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
The Baptist Women on Mission invite you to join them on Friday, December 13th from 11:00-1:00 to celebrate the Day of Prayer for Foreign Missions. The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a pot-luck luncheon. Every one (including men) is invited to come and join in!
It was the closing night of a summer VBS. The teacher of one of the classes had missed one night and hadn't encountered a boy who had come that night, but who was there that Friday. He had only one hand. It shook her a little...and she began to be afraid that the others might make fun of him. In fact, she was so distracted by this that when time came for the closing program she mechanically led the children onto the stage and told them "now, let's all build our churches. Put your hands together now, here is the church, here is the steeple..." Then suddenly, she was aware what she had done. The little boy couldn't build a "church" because he had only one hand. After a moment of awkward silence, the little girl seated next to the boy with one hand held her hand up to his and said, "here, let's build the church together." That little girl demonstrated how we are to care for one another. Romans 12 carries some great truths about the church. Here are verses 4-5; "For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another." Here is another truth from Romans 12; "be dovoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor." (Rom. 12:10) Our world says, "look out for yourself." Jesus says, "look out for one another." Which one of those attitudes best explains Christmas?
CATCH THE VISION
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"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Luke 9:23