When God is at the center of our theology and Christ is at the head of our lives we begin to understand the Bible as it was intended to be understood. Approaching Scripture as God’s self-disclosure instead of our tool for self-improvement will undoubtedly open up an entirely new experience of Bible study. It is not hard to see the extreme difference between hunting for verses “we like” – verses that “work for us” or make us feel good – versus coming to the word of God each day to discover the nature and character of our Creator. When we genuinely see ourselves as Christ-followers and those whose highest ambition is to serve and worship our Maker, we will enthusiastically drink in the insights we find in every verse of his written revelation. And God’s Spirit will be eager to help. The Spirit’s goal is to open our eyes and illuminate our minds regarding the greatness and glory of the Lord and of his Christ. So may we read our Bibles today, not as a modern self-help book, but as a window into the heart and mind of our Redeemer and King.
-- 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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