We will have only one service on Sunday morning, December 25th.
HYMN OF THE DAY God's Peculiar People
God's peculiar people we,
Sanctified and called to be
Temples of God's Be-loved Son,
Not our own, but His alone,
Purchased by the blood of Christ,
Precious to the Lord of Life.
God has chosen whom He will;
His purpose He doth fulfill,
Made them willing in His day.
All their sin debt Christ did pay.
For His praise, for His glory,
For His pleasure, He chose me.
Let not pride within me say
That I am better than they.
In need of mercy I am;
A dog, a worm, a vile man.
But God in His Sov-reign love
Chose this sinner from above.
Tune: Rock of Ages #126 By Gary Spreacker
TRULY THE SON OF GOD
We have the testimony of the Holy Ghost that it was for the JOY set before Him that enabled our Lord to endure the cross, and to despise the shame. And then, when his darkness was at its very darkest, His last words out of the thick darkness were these: ‘Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.’ If the centurion had known all that we know, with how much more wonder would he have said, ‘Certainly this was a righteous man! Truly this man was the Son of God!’ Our Redeemer died, having been made a curse for sin; but all the time He died without a shadow of doubt in His soul that both He Himself, and all for whom He so died, would be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment. Truly the centurion would have said, had he known all, This is the author and finisher of faith! Now, my brethren, after all that is said-and the half has not been said of our Lord’s life and death of faith. It is true, He believed and rested His soul on His Father’s word of grace and truth to Him, even when He was laden with sin to a bloody sweat and to the darkness of death and hell. Our worst sins, and all our sins, were imputed to him and were actually laid upon him, and He took them up to make atonement for them as if they had been his own. - A. Whyte
THE BODY OF CHRIST
The church is called "the body of Christ" several times in the New Testament, and individual Christians are referred to as "members," different parts of the body of Christ. There are several things we learn from this beautiful description of Christ and his church.
(1) How precious every individual believer is to Christ himself...a member of his body:
(2) The way you treat a fellow Christian is how Christ considers that you treat him. How you treat a part of my body is how you treat me. In Christ's description of judgment day in Matthew 25, the ones who had heaven prepared for them from the foundation of the world were the ones who treated the least of Christ's people well. He said, "inasmuch as ye have done it to the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Those who were sentenced to "everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels, were those who did not treat the least of Christ's children well. "Inasmuch as ye did it not unto the least of these my brethren, ye did it not unto me." Your own, personal commitment to Christ can be seen and proved genuine only by your commitment to "the least of these (his) brethren."
(3) We see from this how all of the children of God are to treat each other. Paul said, in I Corinthians 12: 25-26, "There should be no schism (division) in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it." Take heed how you treat any child of God. Treat them all with love, honor, respect and tenderness. Remember, how you treat them is, literally, how you treat the Lord Jesus Christ himself! Be especially attentive to "the least of these (his) brethren." Do not form a clique in the body of Christ. That member that is needing attention is the one to whom you are to give your attention. What a joy it is to be a member of the body of Christ. Child of God, do not be a spectator. Get involved: Be a friend! Give yourself: In doing this to "the least of these (his) brethren," you actually do it to Christ! - Pastor Todd Nibert
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