The Following is a quote from Breakpoint, I thought it was a poignant thought as we approach, not only Christmas, but the beginning of a new year. Even leading into our South Dakota Legislative Session it is a good thought for the motives of the leaders of our state. Are we truly, "a people that are [Christ's] very own, eager to do what is good?"
That is one reason that our Prayer Team calls for a Solemn Assembly each year right before the South Dakota Legislature resumes. It is important that we humbly go before Christ and acknowledge our sin, seek His will and call on God Almighty to not only guild us but heal our land.
Join us for a night of Refreshment in the Lord on January 11th at 7:00pm
Details are on the link at the right on your screen.
God Bless Your Christmas!
Quote from Erik Metaxas
"Like Lent, Advent is a penitential season, a time for reflection and repentance. If we’re honest with ourselves, what Titus 2 calls “our blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,”—should provoke both joy and a bit of dread. It’s a time for asking ourselves whether we truly are “a people that are [Christ’s] very own, eager to do what is good.”
If this doesn’t put you in the mood for shopping, well, congratulations! You are starting to “get” Advent.
The other emotion associated with Advent is yearning. Specifically, yearning for God to fulfill His promises to His people and to set right what has gone terribly wrong.
This yearning permeates perhaps the greatest of all Advent hymns, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” It’s a paraphrase of parts of the liturgy dating back to at least the Middle Ages. Each verse invokes biblical titles for Christ—Emmanuel, Root of Jesse, Day Spring, etc.—and then rehearses why His people yearn for His presence among them."