Jesus said to them “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:18,19
It is very clear that Jesus commanded the disciples to go and tell others what they knew about Him. As the disciples went out they were experts on what Christ has done in their lives. The command to go was not a suggestion. It was said emphatically with a sense of urgency. When we accept Jesus into our heart, we are commanded to share that which God has done for us. There is no greater time than Christmas to share with others what God has already given the world, the greatest gift. Christ commands you to go across the room and talk to your family; across the hall and talk to your coworker; across your yard and talk to your neighbor. When Jesus called us to go to the world He wanted us to understand that the world starts at our doorstep. I pray that you will take time at this Christmas to share what Christ has done for you. Go.
Let me encourage you to participate in the wonderful things going on at Fee Fee this Christmas. Of course we have the Singing Christmas Tree on the 18th, 19th, and 20th. Why not invite your neighbors or friends who do not know Christ to come here and see the story of the birth of our Savior. We also will be having special services on Christmas Eve. This candlelight service will be held at 6:00 p.m. with the Lord’s Supper being served. Bring your family and friends. If you have any guests staying with you, bring them. Christmas is meant to be spent with family which also includes your church family. Do not forget that the deacons will be holding a Christmas Day service in the chapel at 9:00 a.m. on Christmas Day. At 12 noon there will be a meal prepared for those who are spending Christmas alone. If you do not have anywhere to go for Christmas this year, please come and join us at 12 noon on Christmas Day. No one should be spending Christmas day by themselves. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board if you would like to attend.
You will find in this Forerunner an article that talks about Dr. Joe Pewitt’s retirement. We have been so thankful and blessed to have Dr. Joe on our staff for the last 15 years. Please take time to read that article and remember that Dr. Joe is not leaving us. He will still provide counseling service for our members. Thank you, Dr. Joe, for all that you have done to make Fee Fee a better place.
Christmas is just around the corner and I pray that you will take time to practice “going” for Jesus.
See you in Church,