What no human mind could have ever imagined was imagined and visualized in the mind of God. What God created on that first Christmas not only changed the lives of thousands upon thousands centuries ago, but continues to change lives today. The blessing given on that first Christmas morning continues today, for the presence of the Christ forever is with us. Comfort, joy and peace, deliverance and grace await us whenever we call upon him.
Advent, the time of anticipation and preparation, gives way to Christmas. That which was imagined, is now reality.
Jesus was born, Christ lives. Our gift to ourselves is our acceptance of the most magnificent gift ever offered. It remains for us to unwrap the gift with our faith, our trust and our belief.
“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Affirmation: “Thank you God for the most wonderful gift I could ever receive. The gift of the Christ.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life. Please join us each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall at First Christian Church, North Hollywood, CA for our Contemporary Celebration and Praise service. Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship. Those things in life that you have been seeking have also been seeking you. Now is a good time to receive them.
Also, join me on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM for an hour of guided and silent meditation, reflection, affirmation and prayer. As always, we will share communion together. Everyone is welcome.
First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. http://www.fccnh.org
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