Advent – The Plan – Week 4 – Who Would Say This?
The plan is revealed, but mostly because of it, we are the ones revealed. Some will rise and some will fall. We may think that The Plan is to save all. I think the plan is to confront all and force us to declare ourselves.
Scripture Reference: Luke 2: 21-35
Memory Verse ~ Luke 2: 34-35: Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
Too often we make the Christmas season into a time for things that distract us from the true meaning of Christmas. Join us at CLC this Sunday as we focus on joyfully receiving the gift of God’s love, the Christ Child! Our Christmas Program will be presented during the regular morning worship time at 10am. All of the regulars will be in attendance – Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Angels, Sheep and more! We will have music, drama and dance, followed by a short homily by Pastor Tom. If this doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will! You won’t want to miss it.
Advent – The Plan – Week 2 – Planning the Work and Working the Plan
Nothing surprises God. God always knows what he is doing. He arranges all to suit his purpose. Is Caesar in charge? He declares a census. Are the stars in alignment by accident? Do the Magi come on a whim? Nothing that happens surprises God.
Scripture Reference: Luke 2: 1-8
Memory Verse: Luke 2:1 – “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.”