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Christmas Eve Worship

10 AM & Candlelight Worship 4 PM

Please join us to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ!

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Sunday School Children’s Christmas Program: Please join with our Sunday school children on December 17th in celebrating Jesus Birth!

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Needs You Are Certain to Have in the New Year

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20b)

One thing you can be certain about in the coming year is that you can’t be certain about what is ahead.  This is a great blessing, because you do not need to know.  To know what is ahead and the details of what will happen would be too great a burden to carry and too great a responsibility to bear.

What you do need to know about the future is not what is ahead of you, but Who is ahead of you.  It is the Lord who goes before you, is ahead of you, and is preparing the way for you.

Just off the top of my head here are a few other needs you are certain to have in 2018:

There will be the need for prayer.  In every prayer as a believer, you will be talking to the living God, your loving Father- the One who invites you to come, the One who hears your cries, the One who answers your prayers, and the One who will work all things together for the good according to His will and purpose.

There will be the need to trust.  God does not want you to be fearful or worried about what is ahead.  He will give you what you need when you need it.  The Bible is full of examples of God’s trustworthiness even in our disobedience.  Trust in the Lord always.

There will be the need to obey.  You will never outgrow your need for obedience.  To obey the Lord is to please the Lord.  God will always give you the provisions, the time, and the opportunity to do what He has asked you to do.

There will be the need to forgive.  No one will ever act perfectly, speak perfectly, or perform perfectly all the time.  Sooner or later you will feel hurt and as we pray in the “Lord’s Prayer” we are forgiven as we forgive others.  Forgiveness is an attitude of the heart and a choice of the will that you must walk in each day.

There will be the need for Jesus.  Every day, in every moment, through every circumstance, you will need Jesus.  You will need Him fully and you will need to trust Him completely.  You will need His grace to enable you, His Spirit to empower you, His strength to support you, and His counsel to instruct you in all the will of God the Father.

As we begin this New Year, let us be on the lookout for His plans to come to pass.  And remember He is with us always, even to the end of the age.

Pastor Bob

 

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