Sunday, December 20, 2015

Where are you Christmas? Christmas Sunday

The scripture lesson is Luke 1:26-38 in which we study the visit of Gabriel to Mary announcing to her the mission for which God selected her.

What made Mary special?
     Mary had great faith, she was righteous, and she was favored of God.  These are wonderful things, but that is not it.  Her greatness was defined by her willingness to do whatever God had planned for her life.  She said "Yes" to God.

We are all like Mary.  We are all favored of God.  As he did to Mary, He came to us with the Promise.
From a reading written and presented by Briana McDonough
We stand on the edge of what you invite us to become.
Hard but simple, let me become like Mary.  Open my heart to your Son, Jesus Christ.
Yes, let Your Word be fulfilled in me.
Come in, Christ Jesus, come in.

Pastor continued: We read in Romans 12:1  "I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." (NRSV)

This is your spiritual act of worship. Say "yes" to God in whatever His plan for your life.

Mary's "yes" in part made our relationship possible.

 Who is relying on your "yes"?

Pastor Johnnie Blair
Sunday morning
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