Sunday, December 16th
"Everlasting Joy is NOW" ~ Isaiah 35
We are a People of HIS Presence
Fully embracing the WORD of God and the SPIRIT of God
Being transformed into the IMAGE of God,
Bringing forth the KINGDOM of God in our midst!
We, as Christ followers, are called by God to LOVE one another as Christ loves us.
We are not called to judge our neighbors. We are not called to condemn our neighbors.
Be POLITE to one another. HELP each other. Speak KINDLY to and about each other.
What comes out our mouth is a result of what is in our heart. May our behavior reflect who we are in Christ.
For the next few weeks (as the LORD leads), we will have the “Prayer Room” open every Wednesday, from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
We want to encourage people to come for an hour or more; and unite our prayers together as we press into the Lord’s heart for His Wisdom, Strategy, and Power for our families, congregation, community, and nations.
We are reminded of God’s invitation and promise:
“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now, I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever. My eyes and My heart will be there for all time." ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14-16.
We also recall Jesus’ passion as he cleansed the temple - (and he cleanses the “Temple” of our lives - saying, "Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’?” Mark 11:17 (quoting Isaiah 56:7).
May our very lives become the house of prayer the Lord desires us to be.
As we gear up for Christmas, Advent reminds us to wait and pray for our Savior Jesus Christ to come again.
The season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve.
During Advent season, believers recall the longing the Jews had for the return of the Messiah,
as well as OUR OWN YEARNING for His Return.
We are now waiting patiently for the ultimate promise Jesus made to His people - Jesus WILL return and make all things right.
It’s a beautiful reminder that our Savior is coming back!
“But our citizenship is in Heaven.
And we eagerly await a Savior from there,
the Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Philippians 3:20
Paul and Mary Jones will be hosting a Christmas Open House Sunday, December 16th, at 3:00 at their home. The church family is invited to come, enjoy Christmas goodies and fellowship as we celebrate Jesus’ Birthday together. Their address is 3920 77th Ave. Ct. NW
Christmas Comes but ONCE a year - Join us for some holiday cheer! On December 21st at 11:30, you are invited to do some Christmas Caroling and enjoy a Christmas Presentation at Peninsula Living Care Center. SO, Come and SING some cheer for All to Hear!
On December 23rd, PBC will be hosting Marcia Whitehead as she performs, Christmas Wrappings, a reverent retelling of the Greatest Love Story the universe will ever know. The story of God's Love for us, so profound in its depth and passion that God set aside His own majesty, wrapped Himself in human flesh and entered this world to show His children just How Deep and How Wide His love for us is.
Invite your family, friends, and plan to join us for our special Candlelight Christmas Eve Service here at PBC. This will be a beautiful, joy-filled evening and we're looking forward to seeing you there!
If you have a prayer request, or want to learn more about the ministries of Peninsula Baptist, please feel free to call our church office or contact us by email. We hope to meet you soon!
6127 38th Ave NW, PO BOX 517, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, US
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TUESDAY 10:00am - 3:00pm
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