Do you hear that?
The clock is ticking…
If you’re not ready for Christmas, the time to get ready is NOW.
If you have the opportunity to make corporate worship a part of your Christmas plans this weekend, I would encourage you that you’re not going to regret it. Bring the entire family to LifePoint Church either Christmas Eve at 4pm or Christmas Day at 11am. There is childcare for children ages birth-5 on Christmas Eve (there will be no childcare Christmas Day in an effort to give our nursery workers the day off).
Word has gotten out that the two gatherings will be “identical.” While we will be signing the same songs in the same order, and I will be preaching from Isaiah 11:1-10 in both services, only God (literally) knows how similar these two gatherings will turn out. In my experience I have come to expect some unique and exciting aspects to each gathering that aren’t repeated in the other.
My message is titled: “The Gift That Keeps on Giving.” We have spent the month of December making our way through four different passages in Isaiah that unfold the prequel to the Christmas story. Here are the central verses and main ideas of each message thus far:
Isaiah 1:18 18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
In a grace intervention the sinner goes free.
Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Put your faith in Jesus and experience God with us.
Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
God’s passionate love inspired the gift of His Son.
This weekend we will bring Isaiah 11:1-10 to the table. We’ll see that the gift of Jesus is redeeming the world. I encourage you to join us. I know your Christmas weekend will be merrier as a result.