What a great day it’s been at First Baptist! Starting with Christ-centered worship and preaching and our annual Christmas Brunch fellowship, today was a true blessing. Tonight’s Christmas Concert, Let Earth Receive Her King, will likely be one of my favorite experiences at FBC. Having the opportunity to celebrate the Gospel being spread throughout the whole world was such an overwhelming and beautiful time of worship. It was so encouraging to hear from our mission partners. We saw glimpses of the Lord’s work in China, Romania, Ukraine, El Salvador, and Uganda. What a mighty God we serve. As always, the choir was excellent under Shea Nickell’s leadership and Tim Bertram’s live art was a special addition to the program.
As promised, we wanted to offer a blog entry where you could write praise reports of how God prompted you to participate in the Community Gift Initiative. The money that was budgeted originally for new Christmas music and a paid orchestra was joyfully re-purposed for reaching out to our community. We hope the cash given out throughout our community will be a small reminder of God’s love and ultimately be a catalyst for each of you participating to speak the Gospel as you hand out your gift to a stranger or loved one. Please use the comments section below to let us know how God used you to remind someone of the true meaning of Christmas. On behalf of the pastors and all the leadership that made tonight’s program possible, thank you. It’s an honor to serve as your worship pastor.
Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room, and Heaven and nature sing. ~Isaac Watts