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December 18, 2016, 10:00 AM

Startling Contrast


This little message the editor discovered a few years ago in a tract. We want to share it with you. "Jesus Christ was born in the meanest circumstances, but the air above was filled with the hallelujahs of the heavenly host. His lodging was a cattle pen, but a star drew distinguished visitants from afar to His house to pay Him homage. His birth was contrary to the laws of life. His death was contrary to the laws of death. No miracle is so inexplicable as His teaching. He had no cornfields or fisheries, but He could spread a table for 5,000 and have bread and fishes to spare... Three years He preached His Gospel. He wrote no books, built no curch buildings, had no money back of Him. After 2,000 years, He is the one central character of human history, the perpetual theme of all preaching, the pivot around which the events of the age revolve, the only regenerator of the human race. Was it merely the son of Joseph and Mary who crossed the world's horizon 2,000 yeas ago? Was it merely human blood that spilled on Calvary's hill for the redemption of sinners, and which has worked wonders in men and nations through the centuries? What thinking man can keep from exclaiming, 'My Lord and my God!'"




December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM

Christmas Eve In "No Man's Land!"


'Twas Christmas Eve in "no man's land!" The time was
World War I. A most unusual and wondrous thing occurred.
Battle-weary men in one trench began to sing:
"Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright!"
Enemies, in the opposite trench, answered by singing:
"O Little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!"
Cannon ceased their booming. The Spirit of Christ became
all-pervasive! Peace reigned 'midst scenes of carnage! For

the time, foes became friends! The incident is prophetic of
the wondrous day when Jesus, "the Prince of Peace," will
return to our war-wrecked sin-sodden world as "Lord of lords
and King of kings!" Then prophecy will become history.
"They shall beat their swords into plow shares, and their
spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war any more!" (Micah
4:3). The heart-cry of God's children around the world is this:
"Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" (Rev. 22:20)
                    W.B.K


 

 




December 11, 2016, 9:00 AM

Two Weeks Till Christmas


Good Morning Unity and Community;
December 14, 2016, two weeks til Christmas. Two weeks until we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. How will you celebrate His birth. Will it be with family and friends? Will it just be another day. I wonder how many atheist, who say there is no God, or those who deny the deity or existence of Jesus Christ, will celebrate Christmas? Yes, this year His celebrated birthday fall on Sunday. There are many who will for go going to church that day because family may be at their house or family will be coming. If we truly love Jesus as we say we do and He means as much to us as we say He does, should we not at least go to His church and celebrate His birthday with Him. How would all of you feel if when it came time to celebrate your birthday, everybody stay home or went somewhere else.
Today at Unity we will look at "The Offering For Hope" in our series "Season Of Hope." Come join us at 10:45 for Worship Services.




December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM

Christmas Bells


I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no place on earth," I said;
 "For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth good-will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep,
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep!
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!"
                                              Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




December 4, 2016, 9:00 AM

What is the Real Reason for the Season?


Good Morning Unity and Community;
December, the month of Christmas. A time when people buy gifts to give to others whom they love or have a friendship with. Some spend hundreds and even thousands, while other have very little or maybe nothing. Regardless of how much you spend, or the amount of gifts you give, or even to whom you give them, what is the real reason for Christmas? If the only reason we celebrate Christmas is to give and receive gifts, then; we should do away with the name of the season, or at least rename it. Christmas is not about the gifts we receive, but about the gift that was given to all mankind. Without this gift there would be no hope, no joy, no future for mankind. Yes, Jesus is the free gift given to all. Yes, He truly is the reason for the season.
Today at Unity we begin a series entitled "The Season of Hope." This series centers around the events in Luke leading up to and during the birth of Christ. Services begin each Sunday Morning at 10:45, except for Christmas morning, when we will have Worship services at 9:45. Please make plans to attend and get the full meaning Christmas.


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Each week Bro. Dennis Ingle has a short message in the Sunday Bulletin. This “Blog” is made from these bulletin entries and also messages he posts on Facebook.

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