Sunday morning Pastor Michael will be preaching a message entitled, “The King’s Resurrection,” as he nears the end of his yearlong series in the gospel of Matthew. How fitting that we are finishing the year with a message on Christ’s resurrection right at the same time we celebrate Christ’s birth and incarnation. As I thought about his upcoming message I was reminded of a verse in John’s gospel that ties these two events together.
In John 12:27, we get to listen in on Jesus talking to his heavenly Father about his impending death when he says, “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” (John 12:27, 28) Knowing that his Son needs to hear his voice, God the Father responds, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” God was saying that through the crucifixion and resurrection Jesus would bring glory to his Heavenly Father.
The same glory that the multitude of angels proclaimed at Jesus’ birth, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14), is seen in Christ’s death and resurrection. A.W. Tozer put it this way, “Our Lord died an apparent failure, discredited by the leaders of established religion, rejected by society, and forsaken by his friends. It took the resurrection to demonstrate how gloriously Christ had triumphed and how tragically the world had failed. The resurrection demonstrated once and for all who won and who lost.” To God be the glory.
The King’s Resurrection
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EVERGREENS meet this Tuesday, December 19 at 12 PM in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a service of lessons and carols with Martye Lowery, Carole Wyncoop, Frances Gordon, and Pastor Michael. Bring your favorite holiday finger food and $1 per person to cover costs.
Youth Christmas Party, December 22, 7-9:30 PM
The Carithers’ home, wear your crazy Christmas attire, bring your favorite dessert to share, and bring a pair of wrapped crazy socks to exchange.
There is Sunday School on Christmas Eve
– Christmas Choir Service AM
– Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (6 PM)
– Remembrance Service and Lord’s Supper
– Annual Report