Jesus was born “in the fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4), but it certainly was not an ideal time – – at least not from history’s point of view.
In fact, it may have been in the worst of times. The Jews were ruled by the all-powerful Romans and under the authority of the cruel – maybe insane – King Herod the Great. Anyone could be killed for any reason and taxes could be exacted against anyone.
It was a hard time.
But at that time God was at work, doing the best and the greatest thing in all of history.
You may be going through a very difficult time but remember that God is at work. He takes even our difficulty and turns it for our good.
This Christmas we need to trust . . . and believe . . . and remember:
- Not simply that God has worked – but also to believe that God is at work today.
- That God works all things together for good to those who love him.
- That God has used the difficulties of the past to advance the gospel and to embolden the church.
I pray that this will be a time of encouragement for you as we remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Our Christmas Eve services are at 1:00PM, 3:00PM and 5:00PM. We hope you will join with us. We have planned well and prayed for plenty of space and a safe, joyful, and meaningful Christmas Eve service.
I am very proud of our plan for the children’s sermon and celebration of the Lord Supper. We think you will be pleased with how we are doing these things.
Please go to our website, or our app, and reserve a place for you and your family. If you don’t have access to technology, please call us and we will get your place reserved.
If you need preschool childcare (birth-pre K) during the Christmas Eve service please contact Darlene Drivon firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday December 20th.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR’S PASTOR BAILEY, AND MAY EVERYONE HAVE A SAFE AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
Merry Christmas Waylon to you and all of yours. May you and AUBURN have a better year next year.
I am praying that Martha is recovering well.
Hopi g you and Martha have a blessed Christmas. Thank you Dr Bailey for all that you do for us.
Merry Christmas my friend!
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family, Dr. Bailey.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Thank you Dr. Bailey for all you and Martha do.
For unto us a Child is born Praise Jesus, the only true living God
Merry Christmas Waylon! Because of you and other members of FBC Covington, Christmas may very well bring me joy this year. I now I realize its true significance – the celebration of the long prophesied birth of the Messiah who would save the world from sin and reconcile us with God, is indeed cause for joy. Up until now, Christmas has been a time of stress and even unhappiness due to the secular aspect that is so prevalent. I see things so differently now.
Thank you Waylon and everyone at FBC – Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas Dr. Bailey. Thank you for all that you do throughout the year and the Godly words of wisdom that you send out in these e mails.