Originally posted on Pastor Gardner’s blog:
I hope you are praying and thinking about what you can do and what God’s will for your Christmas offering is. We say that we are celebrating Christ’s birthday on Christmas and we are. However you and I both know that except for a cursory mentioning of Him we give Him little attention.
The tree will be up, the stockings in place, the gifts will be bought, food will be prepared and we will all celebrate and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.
Only one problem, we will have gotten gifts for all our friends and family on His birthday and nothing for Him.
I want to challenge you to think about what you could give to Jesus for Christmas this year. If we were really celebrating His birthday would you get Him a gift? Would you go to a party for Him and forget Him? I think not!
I am challenging Vision Baptist Church to give a great gift to Jesus this year. Actually we both know that He doesn’t need anything. But what if we were to give to Him something so dear to His heart, another Bible preaching church in Fulton County.
If we all give sacrificially we can give enough to get the $10,000 to $20,000 we will need.
Are you praying about it? Have you already given? Did you give enough?
I hope all our members, attenders, and friends will get involved. You can give the offering any time you want. Betty and I have already given and I want to add to what we have given.
I hope you will carefully consider what God would have you to do!
Tomorrow we will hear from Pastor Cornwell about the importance of planting this church!