Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Everyday Evangelism- Christmas Caroling Project
It's time to open presents.. Well, not quite yet. It's definitely time to start wrapping. Ever wonder why we open presents and celebrate? Usually, we are celebrating a birthday, or a special holiday. Christmas is like that. We celebrate in many ways. We have parties, open presents, get together as families, go caroling, and a host of other things. Ever wonder why Christmas is so special? When I was a kid, it was the looking forward of getting presents. It was so exciting. Definitely, the best time of the year, even better than my birthday! Well, I hope to have a present to offer to 30 people at Christmas time. It is the book, "More Than a Carpenter" by Josh McDowell. It is a small book describing who Jesus is. It is a great defense book for the deity of Christ. Actually we have about 18 of them, along with the John Piper books. I am going to wrap them and put them into bags when we go Christmas caroling in December and give them to the people in the homes we get to sing to. What are we celebrating when we celebrate Christmas? We are celebrating the most important event that ever took place. It was the beginning of God's plan for mankind's redemption. God had to come down to earth, and take on flesh (which is where we get the word, 'incarnation'), and live a perfect life so He could take on Himself the sins of the world. We are celebrating that whole event in December. There is speculation that Jesus was born in December, but only God really knows, and it doesn't really matter. That is the time that was chosen for the event to be celebrated. Now here is a question for you. Will the devil be celebrating the day that you leave this planet? Is your life having an impact for the Kingdom of God in such a way that is making the devil unhappy? How is your life being lived today? Is is for your own desires and glory, or is it for the glory of God? Is Jesus living big in your heart, or is there still darkness there? Is your life like a light that shines the Gospel to those around you? " For me to live is Christ...To die is gain". "Only one life twill soon be past; Only what's done for Christ will last"