Pastor Chris first asked the children of our community who should receive the best gifts on Christmas, and then called us each to consider why and how we give gifts in this beautiful season. As a people who have received God's greatest gift, how will we respond in great thoughtfulness and love to those in our own lives, while worshipfully extending our greatest gifts to Jesus?
2 Corinthians 9:12-15
1 Corinthians 13: 3-7
"Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can."
- John Wesley
How do you plan to give thoughtful gifts this year; gifts that cost you more than money, but also your time and presence? How might you begin to better listen throughout the year for opportunities to extend gifts of blessing to your loved ones?
Can you consider a person in your life for whom the best gift wouldn't even be for them, but instead a blessing to their family and loved ones?
As our Christmas celebration approaches, will you prayerfully consider how God is calling you to be a part of our offering as an Ecclesia family, giving our very best gift to Jesus, extending the vital resource of clean water to countless people in need around the globe?
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Nearer My God To Thee
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
May You Find A Light