December 24, 2017, 7 PM
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
The 2017 Advent Christmas Sermon Series
"Let the Witness Be Heard"
Proverbs 14:25 tells us, "a truthful witness saves lives," and the Christmas story is surrounded by an array of reliable witnesses whom we will meet. These witnesses corroborate and confirm the good news that the Savior has indeed come into the world and now calls everyone to both a decision and a duty. The decision is to believe on Him and the duty is to become Christ’s witness also (Acts 1:8). So enter the courtroom and be prepared to consider the evidence for the Savior’s coming.
12/3. “The Prophetic Witness”
12/10. “The Angelic Witness”
12/17. “The Shepherd’s Witness”
12/24. “The Witness of the Spirit”
12/24. “The Witness of the Savior Himself”
12/31. “The Royal Witness”
Reverend Mark E. Heiner, Pastor
Greetings and welcome to First Baptist Church family in Moon Township, Pennsylvania!
1 Thessalonians 5:9
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Given the many details with which a presidential inaugural committee must cope, mistakes are inevitable. So it was that Franklin Delano Roosevelt received an invitation to his own January 20, 1937 presidential inauguration! In jovial response, FDR solemnly sent word that the press of official business would regrettably prevent him from attending. Then, later relenting, he sent a further note in his own handwriting: “I have arranged my engagements and think I may be able to attend. Will know definitely January 19th. FDR”
God has never missed a scheduled appointment nor messed up any invitation. Listen, “…when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (Gal. 4:4-5). Now the question is, how will you respond to the single most important “appointment reminder” in the history of the world. God wants you to go from being alienated by sin to becoming his child by faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. That’s a privilege and distinction that outweighs being invited to any presidential inauguration.
The Clock ticks and with each quiet second says, “Now is the acceptable time, today is the day of salvation.” Question! Have you rearranged your schedule so that you won’t miss this opportunity? Whatever good or bad you’ve done, Gpd design is not for you to live under his wrath for sin, but to live under the blood of Jesus Christ “accepted in the beloved.” If you gained the whole world by lost your own soul what good would it be? Please confirm your intention to keep this appointment. Call today because “whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:21)