December 24, 2012

Mouth

The book of James has a lot to say about our mouths, specifically our tongues, and the power they have to bring about good and evil. Over the next two days, we are going to look at how our mouths have been commanded to testify about the Messiah and to praise the Messiah.

December 24—Luke 2:1-20  A Mouth of Praise

The Christmas story is about more than the birth of Jesus; it’s about those who knew about the birth being faithful in spreading the word. The angels were singing in the sky, “Glory to God in the highest heaven; and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” After the shepherds encountered the Messiah, scripture says they spread the word concerning what they had been told about this Jesus. Take time to praise God right now. Repeat the praise of the angels together with your friends and family members tonight on Christmas Eve.

PRACTICAL CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK

· We have been given hope, life and grace as a result of the birth, life and death of Christ. We have the privilege and the command of sharing this truth with the rest of the world. Who will you share Christ with this week?

· Invite your family or friends to go Christmas Caroling with you in your neighborhood. Share the joy, hope and love of Christ through song with your neighbors.