December 8th News

December 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This week we will continue our series What It Means to be a Disciple of Jesus.

Last week we talked about how a disciple is a MESSENGER– one who brings the good news about Jesus and what he has done to save us from our sins and give us a new life and purpose.

This Sunday we will see that a disciple is also a GIVER.

As we enter the Christmas season, this is an especially relevant topic. According to Paul in Act 20:35, Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than receive.” We say this; we teach our kids this; and I think we believe this to a degree… But do we live this?

If I am honest, I really like receiving... And you do too.

But it is clear from scripture that a true follower of Jesus– a disciple— is a passionate and generous giver.

To prepare read Luke 12:13-21. This passage is commonly is referred to as The Parable of the Rich Fool, and we will see that it descibes each of us in some way– regardless of the amount of money you have.

I want to encourage you to come a hear what God has to tell each of us this week because “giving” is an issue of the heart and has an eternal value that we may never realize and/or often forget.

Looking forward to Sunday!!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Christmas Eve Service

We will have a Christmas Eve service at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 24th in the Fellowship Hall of Hilltop Community Church (where we normally meet). This will be a beautiful time to bring someone to church to hear the incredible story of Jesus!

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Grace2F Bible Study

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall.

The study is on the Book of Colossians.

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Russell House Ministry

December 15th at 2:00pm.

Join me at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

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