Big Idea: “God loves to be at a disadvantage just before He wins.” – John Piper
Big Idea: If we have the wrong view of the incarnation, we will either see the world as unvaluable and unredeemable or we will value the world more greatly than we ought.
I loved the Children’s Program. The kids were great and the message was spot on. The special music pieces have drawn me to adore Jesus. Thank you everyone for using your gifts. (And a big thank you to all the kid’s workers, nursery support, and teachers who pour into our kids and also release parents to focus on the Lord as well.)
1) Christmas Eve Service: 6:30PM Monday – They’ll be a kid’s message, candle lighting, singing, and a clear presentation of the Gospel. Come and behold Christ; invite someone who doesn’t know Jesus along as well.
2) Construction Project begins, December 26-29!!! – We’re looking for people of any skill level to join us 10AM-8PM, Wednesday-Saturday next week. They’ll be some demolition work, staining of wood, framing, drywall, clean up, furniture moving, building sound panels, etc. If we have too many workers for construction, we can also take down Christmas decorations and prepare for the next season. Please consider giving a few hours or a few days to this endeavor. Please contact David Gardner with questions (319.361.4303).
3) Small groups will reform and regather in January 2019 – let me know if you want to join a group.
4) January Prayer Nights (6:30PM Sundays) – Every Sunday in January, our church will gather @6:30PM to pray and worship. I’m asking our Church Members especially to prioritize these gatherings so we begin our new year, seeking God’s face together. (There will not be any nursery, but I hope our little ones are present to see Gods’ people pray; older kids are invited to join us in prayer.)
Christ was born to give us second birth, hallelujah!
Big Idea: Jesus was rejected so that you could be remembered.