During this special time of the year, we celebrate the love God lavished on us through the gift of the Christ child. Christians, inspired to share this eternal story of good news, give of their time, energy and finances to carry this Christmas message to all the nations.
Perhaps the most anticipated season of the year is now upon us! Our cars and coat closets are stuffed with wrapping paper, purchased gifts, décor and festive food. We are ready for another year of memories and cheer. But how often do we pause our plans to ponder how we can share the gospel this season?
Pastors and staff members are responsible for ministering to the sheep they shepherd — that is, to give care when care is needed or to make sure care is given through the church body. Surprisingly, this is especially true during the Christmas season.
I love Christmas — the lights, family gatherings, decorations, music and gift giving. It's a time of year when people show compassion to the hurts and needs of others.