Hi Five Oakers,
There are a few things I want to share with you today:
1// Incredible Christmas services. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff that made it special.
2// About 7 people noted first-time decisions to follow, 12 marked they were renewing their relationship with Christ and about 10 requested more information on beginning a personal relationship with Christ!
3// Here is a selection of the comments from the Communication Cards:
- Thank you for a wonderful message – it hit my heart. Just what I needed. Thank you! Merry Christmas!
- Henry, is it possibly time to cut your toenails? Love all of the Christmas carols! Awesome celebration of Christ’s birth. [Good idea!]
- Thanks for a wonderful message today! So touching!
- Thank you, Pastor Henry, for providing such meaningful sermons for us! Merry Christmas!
- Appreciated all the Christmas songs.
- Thank you for this Christmas service.
- Loved the opening Christmas music set and the video! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful Christmas message. So simple, so powerful, so well-constructed and clear. Praise God. Loved your family stories, too, and Judy’s story underscored it all. Thanks for calling people to Jesus.
- Powerful message, beautiful service. Great job everyone. Thanks to all who volunteered and helped in any way with the Christmas services.
- Wonderful Christmas service.
- I liked Pastor Henry’s preaching. Merry Christmas!
- Thank you for the message. Thank you for the invitation! I have family members with me, who don’t have a relationship with Christ yet!
- I am just thankful!
- Praise God!
- Thank you staff and volunteers for facilitating a wonderful Christmas service. I feel blessed.
- All glory to God!
- God’s blessings to all of the staff and Five Oaks this holiday season.
- Thank you Heavenly Father! Thank you Five Oaks staff and volunteers!
- Pastor Henry, you made things very clear and real. And I love the worship music here.
- Thanks for a great Christmas sermon.
- I am so thankful for Jesus and His awesome sacrifices!
- Wonderful alter call with piano! Moving – piercing! Never is a better way for believers to prepare for communion. Love Christmas in my church.
5// Some helpful links as you enter the new year next week:
- How to Read the Whole Bible in 2014 (Justin Taylor)
- My post from a few weeks ago, "Five Ways to Get into the Bible Daily."
- Here’s a Bible reading plan to do with others over the next three years: "Bible reading plan for 2014 by Tim Chester."
- Get more out of the Bible for the rest of your life by completing "The Story of God." Register here.
4// "Religious people find God useful. Christians find God beautiful.” (Tim Keller) Come worship our beautiful God this weekend. Join us as we conclude the Exodus series.
Blessings, Pastor Henry