Tis the Season
Indeed it is THE season and I do hope that you enjoy a most blessed Christmas celebration of Jesus’ arrival on planet earth. I preached last Sunday on “Emmanuel, God with us” and showed a clip from the movie, Mr. Krueger’s Christmas where Mr. Krueger (an older Jimmy Stewart) envisions himself at the stable birthplace and the baby Jesus in a manger. His one-way conversation with the baby Jesus is one incredible piece of drama. If you have not seen that, you can find it online on You Tube by Googling “Mr. Krueger’s Christmas nativity scene”. It is worth the effort to look it up. The clip is about four minutes long. He thanks Jesus for “always being there for him through his life.” Indeed, he is WITH US just like he promised to be.
Military Bible Sticks
I am going to keep this edition short as I know most of us have plenty of stuff to read over the Christmas season but I do want to mention a really worthy cause and need, to you. I have had several conversations with a representative for Faith Comes By Hearing which is distributing the New Testament on an MP3 player to soldiers on active duty in our military. For $25 per unit they work through the military chaplains to make these available on request from the soldiers. The demand is so great they can hardly keep up. The program is endorsed by Franklin Graham and other Christian leaders as being a good cause. We have a major in the Army National Guard who attends our church who has had six deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and he said he thought it was a great idea so that during their “down time”, the soldiers can listen to the Word of God.
CFM SupportersAs 2015 comes to a close, please let me express my gratitude for your prayers, support, and encouragement during this past year and for the past 30 years that CFM has been in existence. We couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to many more years of ministry through CFM.
God bless you and may you have a wonderful Christmas and great new year!!