Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Summit Church Thunder Bay
Tonkanin the police officer:
Finnish do Christmas on Christmas eve
We have some untruthful people here. Who is here for the first time?
Melody the best gift ever? Got 7 dinky cars at age 6.
Mr Fairs leads the men's group. Dad made a little barn for me and a little non functioning rifle at age 5. We now gave it to Caleb.
Leslie and Sue made lunch for others.
Gift. A chatty Cathy doll. Pull the string and it talked to you. Loved it very much.
Finns don't have guns.
We have memories. The material possessions pass away.
A child is born to us, a son is given to us, and authority will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be vast authority and endless peace for David's throne and for his kingdom, establishing and sustaining it with justice and righteousness now and forever. The zeal of the LORD of heavenly forces will do this.
Isaiah 9:6-7 CEB
There are refugees who have seen atrocities. Jesus was born 2022 years ago.
In times of stress we get upset. I play worship music and pray and the stress lifts. I remember God's peace. We have no excuse. In times of turmoil remember God gives us peace. There is God's peace for panic attacks. Share it with family and friends. The angels brought good news.
The message of hope. Celebrate the hope. Share the message of hope that comes from Easter.
Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 CEB
Went to Nigeria for dad's funeral. Sang Give me Jesus.
That gave me peace. That funeral was not easy.
If the enemy is tormenting you or if you have never given your life to Christ you are not here by mistake. Give your life to Christ now. Think about the peace that God gives you. There is Jesus's peace. Get on your knees and pray.
Joy to the world the Lord has come.