Christmas is a time of year when people are open to attending special events, becoming part of a celebration, and checking out the local productions. With that in mind, please don’t underestimate the possibility of people you ask attending a church event with you. Most local churches have a Christmas musical celebration, a production, or even a kid’s play to show what the real meaning of Christmas is. When you invite people to attend such an event at Christmas, the vast majority are not offended. Most of them think it is nice that you asked. After all, you are asking them to join you at a Christmas celebration and letting them know you would like to be with them. Don’t be afraid. There is a great likelihood they will join you! If they do, even the most hardened unbeliever will find that in a true celebration of the birth of Jesus, there will be a lot of love in the house, and when the Holy Spirit shows up to touch hearts, they are moved, perhaps to the point of giving their hearts to Christ. There really is no greater Christmas miracle, so invite a friend and give Jesus and the Holy Spirit a chance to reach them. Our Christmas celebration at Horizon is this Sunday at 9:15 am and 11:00 am. Our special guest, Jesus Christ, will be there to welcome all who attend. The music and the message will be attended by the Holy Spirit who draws all people including unbelievers to Christ. Let’s invite our family and friends who don’t know Him yet. Perhaps we will get to see an incredible Christmas miracle happen in a loved one’s heart.

Check out the link below, an article in The Huffington Post, to see just how such a miracle happened. I hope it inspires you to invite someone to your church’s Christmas celebration.

Matthew 2:10-11   10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. (NLT)

Grace And Truth,

Pastor Stan

A great article to reflect on from The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/angela-jamene/what-people-are-really-th_b_4306949.html