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The Hill of Regret

The following is from “No Wonder They Call Him Savior” from Max Lucado.  I highly recommend the book & wanted to share his thoughts here with you.

While Jesus was climbing up the hill of Calvary, Judas was climbing another hill—the hill of regret. He walked it alone. Its trail was rock-strewn with shame and hurt. Its landscape was as barren as his soul. Thorns of remorse tore at his ankles and calves. The lips that had kissed a king were cracked with grief. And on his shoulders he bore a burden that bowed his back—his own failure.

Why Judas betrayed his master is really not important. Whether motivated by anger or greed, the end result was the same—regret.

A few years ago I visited the Supreme Court. As I sat in the visitors’ chambers, I observed the splendor of the scene. The chief justice was flanked by his colleagues. Robed in honor, they were the apex of justice. They represented the efforts of countless minds through thousands of decades. Here was man’s best effort to deal with his own failures.

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What is Christmas all about?

Is Christmas just about seeing family?  Presents?  Aggravation?  Debt?

Did you know that more people have heard the Christmas story from Linus, the character in Peanuts, than from anybody else. And as you watch Linus share the greatest story of all, notice that he puts aside his ever-present security blanket… the only time in the comic strip he ever does so.

I hope that you experience the true meaning of Christmas within the hope, love, peace, & joy that come from Jesus Christ. If you are at all able, make plans to attend church during this Christmas. My church’s Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is tonight @ 6:30 pm. We’d love to have you come out. For directions & more, check out our website at www.SRworship.org

I hope you have all have a Merry Christmas!

Blessings,

– Pastor

Stay Faithful & Flexible!

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This past Sunday, I preached the second part in our series “Changed By The Child.”  As we looked at the birth of our Savior, we focused on Joseph.  He was a man who had to deal with his plans constantly changing.

You can listen to the message by clicking here:
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Joseph was faithful to the Lord
and flexible with his plans!

So today, I want to share a few verses in hopes to encourage you to live out this message. Read More…