Who would you say is the greatest leader in the world today? I would like us, especially during this Christmas season to focus on the GREATEST leader in the history of the world – Jesus Christ – a leader who still reigns today!
Psalm 72 has been called a royal psalm. It is one of two psalms (Psalm 127) ascribed to Solomon, the son of David. This psalm is intensely messianic, speaking in ideal terms of the coming of the great King – THE TRULY GREAT LEADER. None of this psalm can be attributed to an earthly king. There is a clear allusion in this psalm to a future day when the Messiah-King will rule, bringing about a consummation of God’s redemptive plan for all humanity.
We discover in Psalm 72:17, “May his name endure forever; his fame continues as long as the sun. May people be blessed in him; all nations call him blessed!” The “name” of the King represents His presence and power. To know His name is to know something of Him. To be able to call upon His name is to be able to have a relationship with Him. The King’s “name shall endure forever.” It will last “as long as the sun.” People will be “blessed in Him” and, in turn, “all nations shall beblessed in him.” God’s promise to Abraham is fulfilled by the Davidic Messiah.
May we rejoice and celebrate the once and future King, Jesus Christ, who has broken into our world to save sinners!
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 5:00 p.m. at 2910 West Main Street.
Since seating is limited due to COVID-19, we ask that you make a reservation for Christmas Eve so that we can arrange seats accordingly. Thank you.
THIS SUNDAY is the FIRST Sunday after Christmas. We will meet at 2910 West Main Street once again for our worship service at 9:30 a.m. We will Live Stream the service on Facebook and our website.
Pastor Glen’s sermon will be “An Unforgettable Year,” based upon Luke 2:25-32. Please read this text in preparation for worship!
We will expect individuals and families to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines. We want to be respectful of our brothers and sisters. You will need to bring and wear protective masks while entering and moving about the building. We will not pass an offering plate (an offering plate will be available for your tithes and offerings). Online giving opportunities are available on the website.
Children are welcome but families must sit together.
If you are interested in growing in your faith, please contact Pastor Glen or Mike Adams about joining a Discipleship Triad or Quartet. These groups provide an opportunity for you to grow exponentially in your faith through intimate, accountable relationships centered on the essentials of God’s Word! PLEASE consider reaching out to participate in this type of group. During COVID-19, these groups could be held virtually.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS: Cliff Scott (December 28th)