We’re headed into a time of year when the name of Jesus is invoked in our culture more than any other time of year. Scripture counsels us to “make the most of every opportunity” (Colossians 4:5), and Christmas Time is a fabulous opportunity
And “Christmas Time” happens to be the title of our Christmas series this year! The coming of Jesus has huge implications for how we relate to time – our past, our present, and our future! If you have someone in your network of relationships or sphere of influence who you’ve been trying to draw closer to Jesus, this is a custom-made opportunity for you!
Let’s work together to help some people encounter Jesus this month! Let’s pray and invite. We have nothing to lose compared to what they have to gain--everything.
PLANNING FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT SERVICES AT THE BRANCH!
This year Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, which calls for us to adjust our approach for our Candlelight services. All services on that Sunday will be Candlelight services with communion. Also, I’ll be sharing the message in person in all services. The schedule for that Sunday, December 24th, will be:
FB Campus – 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
VR Campus – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm
Our first Christmas Candlelight service that week will be on Thursday night, December 21st, at the VR Campus at 7:00 pm. If you are going out of town that weekend but would love to experience a Branch Christmas Candlelight service, that Thursday night would be perfect!
Make your plans now to bring family and friends to one of our six Candlelight services!
HAVE YOU SEEN “THE DRAGON KING” YET?
Our very own Tim Scott has just released his first book, and it’s already been the subject of fabulous reviews! I had the privilege of working alongside Tim the last eight years. He’s such a gifted storyteller and writer. This book would be a fabulous read for the whole family over the holidays. If you’re looking for a conversation starter with your kids in regard to matters such as courage and wisdom, this is for you! You can check it out here.
Also, this coming Saturday from 3-4:30 at our Farmers Branch Campus, there will be a launch party for “The Dragon King,” complete with a couple of fun interactive activities for kids and the reading of a chapter by Tim Scott. Everyone is welcome. I’m thrilled for Tim and for the work this book will do in the years to come!
See you Thursday or Sunday!
Grace and Peace,