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Pastor's Post For December

What a strange way to save a world!  God's son coming to this earth to live a humble, yet sinless life so that we could miss hell and gain heaven.  Jesus' castle was a cold dark cave. His throne was a manger and his first witnesses were His earthly parents and a few barnyard animals.  How could this baby be the king of Glory? Why would Jesus leave His heavenly Kingdom for our earthly one?  Why would God let His one and only son die on a rugged wooden cross to atone for our sins?  What have we done to merit such a gift?

God loves us! [John 3:16]
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

God Gave Us An Invaluable Gift [Romans 6:23]

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord."

God's Gift is One We Must Receive [Romans 10:9-10]

"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved."

Guest Speakers For December:

Our church will be blessed by the following speakers while I and Donna take a few days of vacation. Do not miss the opportunity to hear from these great men!

Rev. John Dill

Director of Missions For Our Saluda Baptist Association
December 15th - 10:30 AM Service 

Jason Elvington

HPBC Youth Pastor
December 15th - 6:00 PM

Brian Waters

Missionary With First Priority Global Ministries
Wednesday Night Bible Study
December 18th - 6:30 PM

I pray you have a great Christmas and please share it with our church family!

You Are Loved,

Pastor James

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