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Where Do You See Jesus 2

Romans 1:20

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Life ChangeFor the next few weeks – I’d like to ask our readers to share with me where they see Jesus this Advent-Christmas Season. Just write a paragraph or so describing some of the things that bring you joy this Christmas season in your relationship with Jesus and with First Church if this is your home church? I’m also asking where you see Jesus in your church family? Also – what draws you to First Church. You don’t have to tackle all of these – but say something about the joy you feel this Christmas.

The reason for this is to stir up some joy and excitement this Christmas Season (we all need some of that – right?). I will share your thoughts anonymously – but I am keeping your e-mails for sure (I need joy year round). I will try to post a comment a day so as many as possible – send your comments. The posts will go up around 9 am each day – just like our regular devotional thoughts.

Pastor Ray, I’ve been attending worship at First Church for a number of year. I see Jesus in the people and in you, our pastor. I see Jesus in the way people treat one another, the way people have treated me. I see Jesus in your sermons. I love your personal examples in your devotional blog and in your sermons. It makes the Scriptures come alive and relevant in my life.

I see Jesus as we sing praises to God (I miss the contemporary songs). I see Jesus in our prayers (I appreciate when you lead us through prayer by naming things for our prayer time). I see Jesus in our elderly members who are faithful and attend regularly, even with their aches and pains (we younger members should take note of their example). I came to First Church because it was close to my home, but I stayed because the Word of God is preached and taught and because I felt welcome.

Praise the Lord for this testimony. I hope that it brings those who read it great joy. I also hope that others will share as well. Merry Christmas to one and all.

Just something to think about today as we go on our way.

December 13, 2018 - Posted by | Advent Thought, Build, Christmas, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , ,

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