2014 Christmas Message from the Pastor

Merry Christmas!

   Kristy and I, pray that each of you will have a joy-filled Christmas as we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior!  It is our privilege to celebrate our sixth Christmas with you and honored to serve such a loving, caring people. You continue to make us feel at home and we are proud to call Eastside our church family.

Christmas is a time of joy, peace, and good-will to mankind.  May God help us as individuals and as a church to faithfully proclaim the message of God’s redeeming love through personal witnessing, the study of God’s Word, in preaching, in various mission projects along with our monetary gifts to local, state, national, and international missions.

The most awesome thing about Christmas is the Incarnation—of God coming to us in human form having been conceived by the Holy Spirit to a virgin named Mary.   Jesus is the embodiment of God in the flesh.  The Gospel writer John writes “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the holy begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14).”  Today, Jesus lives within us through the Holy Spirit.

So, in this Christmas season, let us focus on the gift that God gave to the world, the gift of forgiveness and salvation through Jesus.  Reflect the light of Christ and tell others about the joy that comes through faith.   May God encourage and strengthen you in the days ahead and may this Christmas be the most blessed and joyous Christmas ever!

In His service,

Ron and Kristy

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