Sermons and Classes
NO SERVICES TONIGHT: Christmas Eve is a family time for many of us, and people will be out of town or having family get togethers, so our class that is usually held at 6:00 P.M. will be canceled for tonight.
DECEMBER 31: Next Sunday evening we will have our normal class with some singing. This will be followed by refreshments, some game playing, and fellowship as we celebrate New Year's Eve with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Bring some finger food, etc., and plan to stay and join us in welcoming in the new year!
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING JANUARY 7: It has been a long time since we have had a congregational meeting. We need each to know where we are financially, what is being done with our money, how those ministries are doing and whether we want to continue them. We have a proposal to make to the congregation about a special event to be held in June to reach out to our neighborhood and to the community of Dowagiac. Please plan to be here for the potluck that will be held that day, and then plan to stay over for the congregational meeting. It will not last too long, because we also go to Timbers that day.
No recording is available for this lesson!
A. Join us as we celebrate Christ.SONG: “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
B. This is an hour of praise and thanksgiving.
A. What a blessing to be able to be here this morning.SONG: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
B. Luke 2:10
A. Look at the punctuation of verse 1 — hark, listen.COMMUNION SERVICE
B. Look at the second stanza.
1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – 19 — We are reconciled.
2. John 3:3 — Understand eternal life
3. 1 Corinthians 11:25 — Incarnate — Communion
SONG: “Joy to the World”
Look at third stanza.SONG: “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”
1. Genesis 3:17 – 19 — Thorns and sorrows — the curse — the promise of the future
2. Revelation 21:3 and 22:3, 7
Look at third stanza — Matthew 24:3 – 13SONG: “Silent Night” — The answer to all of this.
LYRICS OF “MARY DID YOU KNOW?”
SONG: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” — Matthew 19:24 — The rich struggle with the Kingdom
SONG: Read the song: “To Us a Child of Hope Is Born.”
A. Christianity is a religion of hope.SONG: “Be With Me Lord”
B. Titus 1:2; 2:13; and 3:7
A. The first 3 stanzas describe the Christian life.
1. We need God's strength to keep going.B. Is God with you?
2. In stress, God helps us. We do not need to fear.
3. God is always an abiding presence.
4. At the end of life, God will be with us.
1. That is your choice.
2. Acts 2:37 — “What shall we do?”
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