The Lord blessed in our Christmas services at Bryant Pond Baptist! On Friday night we had our candlelight service. Our official attendance was 51, just one person away from the record for a candlelight service. (Since 1856) Praise the Lord! We had our first choir presentation, singing "O Holy Night". I look forward to more choir performances in the coming weeks and months. I then preached from John 8 on "Five Witnesses to the Light". Each and every soul there knows why they must and how they can be saved. It was a special service and we managed to not burn the church down! : ' )
On Christmas morning we had a very strong attendance, and I preached out of 1 Thessalonians 4 on "Comfort on Christmas". We have quite a few families that have had a rough year and are struggling through Christmas. Well, we are told to comfort one another with the thought that "if we believe", Jesus is coming back for us!
Glory! The same God who came in Luke 2 will be coming again in 1 Thessalonians 4! Amen, Hallelujah!
On Sunday we had a young family request information on becoming members. (This was an answered prayer if I have ever seen one!)
We also had the parents of one of our van children come to church together for the first time ever. Praise the Lord!
God is moving in Bryant Pond and I am so excited to see what 2012 is going to bring.