The reason for the season we call Christmas, my thoughts on how folks think about giving money at Church, interview with the owner and creator of Joyce Pipes, the Bible verses leading up to the Ten Commandments as I read from the book of Exodus.
Immanuel (Hebrew: עִמָּנוּאֵל meaning, “God with us”
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:11
The real message of Christmas is not the gifts that we give to each other. Rather, it is a reminder of the gift that God has given to each of us. It is the only gift that truly keeps on giving, love.
In our money section, Kenn reads and talks about what the book of Malachi says about tithes and offerings, how it is abused and misused. How what we do affects our ministry. Its more than money.
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“We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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