We invite you to Christmas Candlelight Services at Calvary Baptist Church. Services at the Clearwater, Florida campus are Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 24 at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Candlelight services at the East Lake campus are Dec. 24th at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. CBC is located at 110 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, Florida 33759. Phone: 727-441-1581. CBC’s Senior Pastor is Willy Rice.
You also can download the YouVersionApp to your smart phone or tablet, Click on LIVE and SEARCH FOR A LIVE EVENT. Type in the Clearwater campus’s zip code (33759) and choose MY LIFE ON MISSION to get the sermon notes, devotion guide and more.
For this week’s daily Bible verses, go to http://www.calvary.us/DevotionGuide.
It’s The Gift – God’s gift to you and the world, Jesus Christ, His Son and Savior to all who confess they are sinners in God’s sight and place their trust, faith and hope in Jesus, who died for our sins to make things right with God and to receive eternal life with God.
This Christmas season, do you have God’s Gift? Do you know Jesus?
Pastor William Rice’s message on Sunday was titled “The Gift is For You” based on John 17:6-8.
“I have revealed Your name to the men You gave Me from the world. They were Yours, You gave them to ME, and they have kept Your word. Now they know that all things You have given to Me are from You, because the words that You gave Me, I have given them. They have received them and have known for certain that I came from You. They have believed that You sent Me.” –John 17:6-8 HCSB
In the above verses, Jesus is praying for his disciples just before he was betrayed and a day later crucified on the cross, Pastor Rice said, to put it all in context.
Christ means “the King, the Messiah” which many didn’t believe and rejected in Biblical times, Pastor Rice explained.
“Christmas is about God’s gift to you,” Pastor Rice said.
The Book of John argues the case that you will believe that Jesus is the Son of God, Pastor Rice added.
“Jesus told him, “I am the way,the truth, and the life. No one comes tot he Father except through Me.” –John 14:6
Below is part of Pastor Rice’s sermon notes:
God has sent a gift that can only be received when we receive His Words and believe His Witness.
–Jesus is God’s gift to me.
–I am God’s gift to Jesus.
“You have sent Me and have loved them as You have loved Me.” –John 17:23
A Savior is Born this Christmas Day. We invite you to accept and receive God’s gift to you.