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Dr. Ray Pritchard Christian Blog and Commentary

What God Wants for Christmas

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, an Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons - Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law- Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren - Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
  • 2006 Dec 23
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I received this note from Brent Finchum, a missionary serving with Word of Life in Birmingham, AL:

Just wanted to tell you that I preached from an outline you prepared this last Sunday. It was called What God Wants for Christmas from Micah 6:6-8. Thank you for putting these tools on the KBM website. It was a great starting point for my sermon. The study of Micah was neat. I had never taken the time to get to know his background or the historical setting surrounding this ordinary people's prophet. I preached in a church in the country of Bermuda last Sunday and this morning the sermon (Part one) was heard on a Bermudian radio station that can be heard all across the island. I just thought you would like to know that your ministry is stretching across the ocean to reach people you may never meet on earth.

I first preached that sermon at Redeemer Covenant Church in Downey, CA 24 years ago, then I used it when I spoke to the pulpit committee of Northeast Bible Church in Garland, TX in 1983, then I preached it again at Calvary in Oak Park in the early 90s. It finally wound up on the KBM website. And Brent Finchum used the outline when he preached in Bermuda last Sunday. From Downey, CA to Garland, TX to Oak Park, IL to the KBM website to a church in Bermuda to a radio station in Bermuda. Thus the amazing, multiplying power of the Internet.

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