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Come to Jesus

Consecrate yourself before going to you respective church or synagogue with all of your heart, mind and soul. Almighty Father, bless those churches that teach and preach Your Word as it is written with power from You. May those that hear Your Word become doers of Your Word, And evangelize too bring those that do not know You through Your Son Christ Jesus in the pardoning of their sins, Come to Jesus through faith, and have eternal live eternally. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011 | ADVENT FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B Old Testament 2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16 Psalm Luke 1:47–55 or Psalm 89:1–4, 19–26 New Testament Romans 16:25–27 Gospel Luke 1:26–38Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Fresh Start Devotionals

Costly Christmas Is Christmas too costly? The average American will spend more than $800.00 on Christmas this year, according to the CNN Financial Network. Is this too much? Are there ways to cut costs and still celebrate Christmas? There is no way to answer those questions without first coming to grips with what you want to accomplish this Christmas. Exorbitant spending will be necessary if your goal is to impress people, but modest spending is sufficient to express your appreciation or affection for your friends and family. This Christmas, my goal is, “to celebrate Jesus’s birth by worshiping with my Church, and cherishing my family. I will express my love by giving of my time, attention and gifts.” In making out your gift list, don’t neglect non monetary expressions of your love. Wives, would you like to get a love letter from your husband attached to his gift to you? Children, would you like to get an entire afternoon of your Dad’s time? Husbands, would you like a romantic eve…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

December 18 THERE’S A SONG IN THE AIR! Josiah G. Holland, 1819–1881 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God … (Luke 2:13) What a beautiful scene is drawn for us in this joyful Christmas hymn! As we visualize once more the glorious chorus of angels, the brilliant star, and Mary watching over her babe in the lowly manger, we feel like joining the “heavenly throng” in their “tumult of joy” to greet our Savior and King! Josiah G. Holland created one of the most thoughtful and thrilling of all the carols that we sing during this season. It is no wonder that the angels’ song rang out so jubilantly: They knew it was the King of heaven and earth they serenaded. How little did those who followed the brilliant light of the star realize that through the ages the whole earth would be illumined by Christ the Lord (Revelation 22:16). Like those who saw the star, we “rejoice in the light, and we echo the song …” Born in Belchertown, Massachusetts, Josi…