Merry Christmas!!! I can’t believe I’m writing the December newsletter article. Christmas season is upon us. I hope all of you have the best Holiday Season ever. Mark your calendars for Christmas Eve, December 24, at 5:00PM. We will have a Candlelight Service and observe the Lord’s Supper. I thoroughly enjoy Christmas Eve services. I hope to see you this Christmas Eve.

As we enter the Christmas Season, let’s make a point not to miss Christ this Christmas. The name of the holiday ex-presses the reason for the holiday. There is no Christmas without Christ.

Spend time this Christmas Season reading the Christmas story to your family. Let’s make sure that we do not let the business and busyness of this time of year crowd out Jesus’ birth from our minds. The amount of prophecy that was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus was amazing. The miraculous conception of Jesus shattered human imagination. The humble circumstance of Jesus’ birth was not what the world was expecting. Yet, despite all satanic attempts to the contrary and all human bewilderment, Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary, sac-rificial death, was buried, rose again—alive from the dead, appeared to many, ascended to the right hand of God and received an eternal kingdom from the Ancient of Days, is ruling and reigning now over His kingdom, and will return one day to restore the cosmos to an eternal, pre-fall Garden-like state. My prayer for you and your family is that this truth will be the bedrock and anchor of your life. This truth is the true meaning of Christmas.

Enjoy reading God’s description and depiction of Christmas: Matthew 1:18-25 18 The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. 20 But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly ap-peared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.” 24 When Joseph got up from sleeping, he did as the Lord’s angel had commanded him. He married her 25 but did not know her intimately until she gave birth to a son. And he named Him Jesus.

Thank you Jesus for giving us the greatest Christmas present ever, Yourself!
-Pastor Clint Miller