Building Up A Culture Of Encouragement

“So then we pursue the things which make for
peace and the building
      up of one another.”    
December 2023

Praying this month:  “The Indescribable Gift”

Beloved church family and friends.
Has not God richly blessed each and every one of us in this year of 2023?  He has beyond measure.
However, the world has become more complex with many and varied issues that confuse us.
LIFTcov for December is purposely short on words but long on message.

Emmanuel “God with us”
“ I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all people.  Today in the city of David a Savior
has been born to you; He is the messiah the Lord. “  Luke 2:10-11

The three titles the angel applies to Jesus are important. First, He is the Savior who delivers us
from sin and death. Matt 11:21,  Second, He is the human Messiah (Christ) who fulfills the law and the prophets. Matt. 5:1-17
Third, He is the divine Lord who has entered our world: The Almighty has taken on human flesh.  God and man, through the
sacrifice of Jesus Christ , may be joined together in an indivisible eternal bond. God is truly with us. Matt. 1:23

Suggested Prayer
Faithful and Loving Father in Heaven,
Your love for me just melts my heart.  I am unworthy of the gifts you have given me, yet You continue to multiply them.  
You sacrificed Your Son so that I might have eternal life.  A home in heaven has been prepared for me. How is it possible dear
LORD to express my gratitude for Your grace?  As we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus “The Indescribable Gift” that you
God have given us, we recognize that You have rescued us.  You did whatever it took to deliver
 us from sure death.  My humble heart thanks You.  Help me to be reminded that the celebration of
Christmas is not about worldly distraction… It is about You!!  
In Jesus’ name.