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A Christmas Song

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Merry Christmas!

For many of us the “Music of Christmas” is just as much a part of the celebration as the gift itself.  For generations believers have celebrated both in song and with song.

As we continue our “Long Awaited” Christmas season here at UABC, this morning we will be led in Worship by our Young-At-Heart Choir.  At various times during the year this choir performs and shares the Gospel of Christ at several Assisted Living facilities and Nursing Homes in the Memphis area.  Just like many of us, for our choir this is a very busy time of year.  They have shared this music many times already since Thanksgiving and they will be preforming a few more times before Christmas.

A song at Christmas is a small gesture to point towards a huge sacrifice and gift. The gift that was given to you and I is a gift that will last for an eternity if only you accept.  As we continue reading the Christmas Story from both the Old and New Testament, know that if God can use a small town like Bethlehem as a part of His plan and story, He can even use a song, you and this congregation to accomplish His purpose!   Pastor Jeff

 

KidTown Christmas

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Go ahead, admit it…you know you really do enjoy the excitement of a child around the Christmas season.  There really is not better excitement! They simply can not wait. The day is coming, that gift will be delivered and there will be smiles for days.  It is at it’s best true “Long Awaited” excitement!

The question is, have you lost that excitement? Have you found yourself consumed with meeting every need. Doing everything for everyone. Getting that final gift, that last ingredient and that final card mailed? When did it take place…when did you lose the excitement of Christmas?  Life gets busy, things happen and then Bible study suffers, prayer life is non-existent and then…well then Christmas simply becomes a distant memory. and so does the reason for Christmas.

Then there is the child! The child that is dressed nice, that is ready to sing, that is ready to celebrate.  That child that will bring a smile to one adult will bring embarrassment to his/her parent (just watch one child will do something funny today).  But if we listen closely, if we focus on the message…that child might just introduce you or re-introduce you to the one Child that we celebrate during Christmas.  Who knows maybe today “that” child will restore your excitement for Christmas and the Christ Child!

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