It takes increasing amounts of courage these days to stand up for what is true and right. Mocking Christianity and God’s commands is mainstream in the media, modern art and popular literature. This should not come as a surprise. God’s word foretold the escalating darkness and mounting hostility that we are now experiencing. The Bible reminds us that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:12-13). But don’t lose heart. These times were scheduled to come. To say that right is right will cost us more than ever. The harassment will intensify as we appropriately fear of God in a world that makes a hobby of mocking him. So let us, with Paul, who was being harshly treated and even facing death at the hands of those who hated his promotion of Christ and his word, say: “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:20-21).
-- Pastor Mike
One of the hallmarks of the Christmas Season is the singing of Carols. Christmas carols proclaim the beautiful story of the incarnation of Christ in song. They range from the soaring Angels We Have Heard on High to the contemplative Silent Night! Holy Night! Unfortunately, singing Christmas carols is a dying tradition.
At Focal Point, we want to help you carry on the tradition of Christmas carols in your family. Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart is a great book not only for children, but also for adults. Along with a fully orchestrated CD of 12 classic Christmas carols, you and your child will learn the true stories of the songwriters and develop a spiritual bond with the included devotionals, Bible verses and prayer prompts. There is also printed music for piano and guitar players. Bring Christmas carols alive with Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart this December.
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