IN REFLECTION

Last Sunday, we made our final preparations for Christmas by remembering that Jesus' birth was an act of war. Though he came in the form of an infant, Jesus was striking a mortal wound to the head of the serpent, Satan. All humanity had joined the opposition by nature of their sin, but Jesus' birth and death served to redeem them, and adopt them into his family.

As you finish celebrating Christmas, let your gaze linger on the significance of Jesus' birth inn the story of redemption.

Listen to "Christmas At War"

PREPARING TO HEAR

This week we will be returning one last time to our series "Living By the Book." We will take a look at what the Bible says to senior saints. The american dream holds great promises of retirement and relaxation after years of dedicated work and service, but there are greater promises in the Bible. Whether you are at this stage of life now or are thinking about your future, we all need to consider God's plan for the latter years of our lives. Take some time this week to read Titus 2:1-5 and consider the following questions:

  • What instruction does God give to senior saints?
  • What promises has God given senior saints in the Bible?
  • How does our culture view retirement?
  • How do you view retirement?

Please take a moment in preparation for this Sunday to pray for those God will bring to the service, both believers and unbelievers, and that he will work in their hearts to understand the Scripture and apply it to their hearts. Pray for JD as he prepares and proclaims God's Word, and for the Holy Spirit to work through his words and in the hearts of all who hear. Pray that God would defeat our enemy's attempts to hinder the proclamation of the gospel at Redemption Hill.