We have just celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ, the light that came into the world. We remember what happened in Bethlehem so long ago, how the whole world changed that special night.
We tend to jump right into Jesus' baptism and ministry. However the gospel of Luke offers us a glimpse into Jesus' early years, telling of Jesus presented in the temple and when Jesus is 12 and stays behind in Jerusalem. We can imagine the panic Mary and Joseph felt as they realized a day's journey into returning home that their oldest son Jesus was not with them.
Jesus reminds us of what is most important, spending time with our father. As we close out 2018 and look forward to 2019, it is a good time to reexamine our faith. Are we as close to God as we can get? Can we spend more time in our father's house? Do we need to recommit our lives to God?
Cara Geiger will be preaching at the modern service. Cara will be preaching on 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, how we are the body of Christ together.