Ray McDonald's Blog

Thoughts and Reflections

Where Do You See Jesus 5

Hebrews 1:3

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Life ChangeFor the next few weeks – from time to time – I will be posting comments by our readers. I’d like folks 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 (or your home church)? I’m also asking where you see Jesus in your church family? Also – what draws you to First Church (or your home 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. I will try to post a comment as often as they come in so send your comments. The posts will go up around 9 am each day – just like our regular devotional thoughts.

Hi Rev Ray, Advent is a special spiritual time of the year, as we prepare for Jesus leaving Heaven to become one of us, a Human Being! We are reminded that He was born to live among us, and then to sacrifice himself so we could join Him in Heaven some day!! Advent reminds us that as we get wrapped up in buying gifts for family and friends, we need to keep “Christ in Christmas”!

We really enjoy coming to FUMC because the staff and service attendees are so kind and friendly, and the sermons are always inspirational! Especially during Advent, the sermons remind us why it is so important to remember the “reason for the season is Jesus”!! We need to continue striving to be closer to Him, and there’s no better way than to celebrate His Birthday by rejoicing in Him!!

Thank you for all you do to encourage us to be more like Jesus every day!!

Praise the Lord for this and all testimonies. I hope that they bring joy to those who read them. I also hope that others will share as well. Merry Christmas to one and all.

There is less than a week until Christmas. Are we ready? Is the joy of Christmas welling up inside of us? Are we letting the hustle and bustle of Christmas win or are we seeking the joy of Christmas instead?

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

December 20, 2018 - Posted by | Advent Thought, Build, Christmas, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology, Worship | , , , , , , ,

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