Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
I grew up in a Christian home which was rich in Christmas tradition. After celebrating our "Santa Claus" we would all gather together to read the Christmas story from the Bible. Mom made it seem like it was just the natural thing to do. Since she led us children with a daily Bible passage each day of the year, having a devotional time on Christmas morning did not seem at all out of the ordinary. As we gather this Christmas let us all remember from whence we are hewn. May Christ and the Bible take center stage as we celebrate his birth for in coming He came to save His people from there sins. We are they, so let's celebrate together. Let me challenge each family to gather around God's Word and celebrate Jesus. Lead your family to repent of sin and receive Christ as Lord and Savior as well as their guide through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray to our Father and thank Him for sending His Son, His only begotten Son, that we might trust Him and take up our cross daily and follow Him. From a small town in Bethlehem God introduced the world to His son. From our small town and from our small study groups and our small families may God begin a new work that will guide generations into His kingdom.