10AM 12/24/17 – “Celebrate Jesus’ Birth Again” Luke 2 – No Evening Service Sunday or Thursday this week-

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“This is the season when, whether we like it or not, we are compelled to think of the birth of Jesus. I think it’s one of the most absurd things under heaven to think that there is anything spiritual about Christmas-day. There are no probabilities whatever that our Savior Jesus Christ was born on that day. Also the observance of that day has its origin in Catholicism. I do not see how consistent Christians can think of it as sacred – – However, I wish there were ten or twelve Christmas-days each year; for there is work enough in the world, and a little more rest would not hurt working people. Christmas-day is actually good for us; particularly as it enables us to get the family together and see our friends again. It is also another time to share the Gospel with them.
The Puritans protested observing Christmas-day. But we are willing, as their descendants, to take advantage of the good accidentally given to us by that day, & leave its superstitions to the superstitious”.  C.H. Spurgeon – edited by Pastor Gary   

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