Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises, he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”
Today marks the first day of the Week of Prayer for International Mission, commonly call the Lottie Moon Week of Prayer. Lottie was a faithful, dedicated missionary to Chine who saw the needs of additional funds for additional missionaries . She wrote many letters back to the states encouraging those who couldn’t serve international to give so that other could. The first week of December each year is our Lottie Moon Week of Prayer. I hope you will follow me as we remember those who are serving internationally and pray about what God would have us to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
Day 1 – The Harrell Family in Mozambique – https://www.imb.org/day-1/ and https://www.imb.org/2016/12/04/week-of-prayer-day-1/
The Two Rivers Associational WMU will celebrate with a Lottie Moon Tea today at 2 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood. All ladies from 3 to 103 are invited to come celebrate with us. You do not have to be a member of WMU to attend or even Baptist. Come learn a little about missions and enjoy our “tea room” setting. I want to say a special thanks to all those who helped prepare in any way for this wonderful event.
Scripture Writing – Isaiah 40:1-5 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+40%3A1-5&version=NIV
Dr. Waylon Bailey of Covington– waylonbailey.com
Dr. David Crosby of New Orleans – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7RiTklhjkg
Thom S. Rainer – http://thomrainer.com/blog/
Ponder Anew – https://www.facebook.com/ponderanewworship/
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” — John 8:12 (NIV)
“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”
- Lyrics – https://www.carols.org.uk/it_came_upon_a_midnight_clear.htm
- Story – http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Holidays/holiday-songs/it-came-upon-a-midnight-clear,-the-song-and-the-story.html
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwBajJ3ZFVo
As we move from a season to thanksgiving to the Christmas season, please find time to focus on and share the origin of this holiday, the day Jesus came to earth as an infant knowing He would give His life for out sins so we might live eternally with Him in heaven if we make that life-changing decision. I hope you already have. If not, today would be a perfect day to do so.