100 N. Olive Ave. | Broken Arrow, OK | 74012 Worship With Us: Sundays: 9:00 & 11:15 AM

Randy’s Notes 120215

I love Christmas at Bethany Church! There are several opportunities this Christmas for worship and witness for you and your family. It all culminates with our Christmas Eve Candlelight services. We will have two Christmas Eve services and you can volunteer to serve for one and attend the other! We still need nursery, hospitality, usher and greeter volunteers. Christmas is a time people are the most receptive to an invitation to church. Would you start today praying about who you will invite to Bethany Church this Christmas?

I hope you will be thinking and praying about your Christmas Eve missions offering. Every Christmas, we give Jesus a “birthday gift” by giving a special world missions Christmas offering. We call it “His Name is at the Top”, because Jesus should be at the top of our Christmas giving list. I recently heard somebody say, “Christmas is not YOUR birthday!” Giving so others can receive the gift of light and life is the best way to remember whose birthday we are really¬†celebrating.

This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent. Last Sunday, I began a new Christmas series called ¬†“Christmas from Heaven’s Point of View.” We looked at the Christmas story from the book Revelation. It’s found in Revelation 12. This Sunday we will pull back the curtain on Christmas again and see what was going on behind the scenes, in Heaven, when Jesus was born. We will be talking about the real reason Jesus came to earth.