God’s Love LEtter
God’s Gift giving and our gift giving –WEEK 42:
In this Sunday’s message that was based on our Gospel Reading from Luke 1:39-45, we talked about God’s gifts to Zechariah and Elizabeth, and to Joseph and Mary. Each of them gave very personal gifts to their loved ones. These types of gifts are more important than any that we can buy in department stores or online. May we give them to our loved ones.
Just in case you weren’t in Worship where we talked about these, I’ve included a few of them for you. We can share truths from God’s Word that bring comfort and assurances during troubling times. We can talk about the gift of faith, and how spiritual blessings and gifts are given through a living and active faith. We can give the gifts of genuine love, compassion, and encouragement.
And this is the Season, where we can give the gift of a Savior through our witness and through our deeds in serving others. Right now, many are more open to hearing about Jesus than at any other time throughout the year. Let’s talk more and more about God’s gift giving and let it be evidenced through our gift giving.
This year is quickly coming to a close. Look how far our Bible readings have taken us in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and Haggai, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1&2&3 John, Jude and Revelation. This week we will finish the Book of Zechariah.
~ Pastor Larry Rubeck
Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.
Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!
Monday, Dec 20th – Deuteronomy 4, Ezekiel 14, Zechariah 11
Tuesday, Dec 21st – Deuteronomy 5, Ezekiel 15, Zechariah 12
Wednesday, Dec 22nd – Deuteronomy 6, Ezekiel 16, Zechariah 13
Thursday, Dec 23rd – Deuteronomy 7, Ezekiel 17, Zechariah 14
Friday, Dec 24th – Deuteronomy 8, Ezekiel 18, Malachi 1
Saturday, Dec 25th – Deuteronomy 9, Ezekiel 19, Malachi 2
Sunday, Dec 26th – Deuteronomy 10, Ezekiel 20, Malachi 3