First Baptist Church
Sunday, December 21, 2014
There's a place for you

                 Christmas is just days away.  Are you ready?  Is all of your shopping finished?  Are all of the preparations made?  Have Christmas cards been mailed?  I know there is an excitement in the air with the fact Christmas is coming

              You know, for the Christian, Christmas is everyday.  Think about it, Christmas is about Jesus coming to Earth to be the Savior of the world.  If we have allowed Jesus to come into our lives, then He reigns in us everyday.  We are constantly in His presence.  Does this excite us?  Do we live excitedly, sharing the hope, joy, and love which indwells us?  With all the presents, the colorful decorations, the wonderful songs, it is easy to get excited about Christmas.  Are we equally excited about Jesus living in us?  I do not think we need to mail cards or give gifts because of Jesus being in us, but I think we need to be just as excited about our salvation as we are about Christmas.  After all, salvation is what Christmas is truly about.  Have fun with the decorations, gifts, cards, and even Santa, but take time to share Jesus this Christmas 

            You know, there is another day coming more exciting than any Christmas day.  One day Jesus is coming again.  Does this excite us?  Are you ready?  Are you telling others?  Are there preparations still to be made?  We do not know when Jesus will come.  It is not a date circled on our calendars.  Scripture tells us it could be at any moment so we must be ready.  We need to have the same urgency for sharing the Gospel as we do for preparing for Christmas.  It is up to us to reach the world.  It is up to us to reach Pawhuska. 

            I am excited about what God has in store for us here at Pawhuska First Baptist in 2014 and beyond.  God has brought us all here together at this time for a mighty work.  Be in constant prayer for discernment for understanding of what this work is.  Greater things are yet to be done in this city…”  Be constant in prayer.  Be actively seeking the welfare of Pawhuska (Jeremiah 29:4-9).  In our mission and ministry at Pawhuska FBC, we must truly put Pawhuska First!  It is in our name.  It is our mission. 


In Service for Him,


Bro. Jeff Laughlin









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