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Youth Discipleship Training
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Joshua Code Study for Men
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Youth Ministry
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Fruits of the Spirit
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Bible Search

Stones Cry Out

 

   Every year it seems that Christmas becomes more and more commercialized. Even in nations where the majority of people call themselves “Christians,” the season has become more about shopping. The term used now is “Black Friday”, the great day of cash worshiping.

   There is such great pressure to buy gifts and plan elaborate parties, also making it difficult to stay focused on the real, I mean the real true meaning of the birth of that special gift from God, His Son Jesus, the Savior of the world.

   The next time during this season that you’re out and about, don’t be surprised at the different strange places you’ll hear Christmas gospel music coming from—large and small malls. When one hears the likes of “Joy to the world, or Silent night” coming from a public address system, we are reminded that Jesus said to the Pharisees who told Him to silence the crowds who were praising Him. He said, “And I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out,” -Luke19:40.

   How amazing at Christmas time we hear stones crying out. How so, Bro. Bobby? Even folks who are spiritually dead, sing carols written by Christians who’ve been dead and long gone. It’s a reminder to us that no matter how hard some folks try to squelch the real message of Christmas, they will never succeed.

   Are you still looking for that special gift, the one that fits that needful soul? It could be providing them with transportation to or from the storeCleaning the leaves out of the gutterPutting out their trash canOffering to baby-sit for that new coupleVolunteering at the Nursing home.

   If you listen carefully and with a spiritually open mind, you can hear the rocks crying out and saying to you, this is your opportunity to be a special blessing by doing a special gift. The prophet Isaiah was once heard to say how unfit a person he was to serve. But an angel from heaven corrected his problem, we’re also told a voice from heaven ask the question, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Isaiah was heard to say, “Hear am I; send me.” (Isa. 6:5-8). Don’t let the stones speak for you! 

 

Rev. Bobby C. Ashley

12/20/16