Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 24, 2014

Good morning, Father.   THE BELL I KNOW WHO I AM. I am God’s child. ( John 1:12) I am Christ ‘s friend. ( John 15:15 ) I am united with the Lord. (1 Cor. 6:17) I am bought with a price. (1 Cor. 6:19-20) I am a saint (set apart for God).     (Eph. 1:1) I am a personal witness of Christ.      (Acts 1:8) I am the salt & light of the earth.   (Matt. 5:13-14) I am a member … Continue reading

December 17, 2014

Good morning, Father. There are several Christmas songs on the radio that sing about joy. So, I have to ponder, what is joy? The world’s view of joy is that of an emotion, produced by external circumstances. Biblical joy is produced internally by the Holy Spirit. It is a sure knowledge of truth. Roy Lesson writes:   The JOY of Christmas is JESUS   Jesus Christ is . . .  The message of all that God has to say to … Continue reading

December 10, 2014

Good morning, Father. When I put out the Nativity set in my home and remove each piece, I can’t help but wonder at this odd assemblage of people. I have to wonder, what kind of relationship with God did they have to merit such a prominent roll in His story? First, let’s take out Baby Jesus and place Him in the manger in a stable. Stables, being dark and dirty, remind us of the kind of place the Messiah has come. A stable is … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Good morning, Father. How exciting it is to retell the Christmas story to the children I encounter at Brentwood Baptist Church. Many will already know the story, but as I look into the eyes of each child may I see what You see. Help me to share each week the specific teaching aim. Open the eyes of the children I encounter to see Your faithfulness. Reveal the pattern of Your ways as each person is introduced in the telling of “The Greatest Story Ever Told”. May each … Continue reading

December 1, 2014

Good morning, Father. May I be mindful to say thank you to You for the many blessings you have bestowed on me and my family. As I am around others during this season, may I always have courage to share my faith through my words and actions. Infuse the spirit of the children I teach with courage so he/she will always stand up for You and Your word, and for what is right. Remind them, Father, that You are always with them. “So do not fear, … Continue reading