Friday 16 December 2016

Friday 16 December 2016
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. – Isaiah 9:7

There is no end to the authority or the peace that Jesus Christ brings into the world. Christ’s peace fills the shepherds who first bow to worship Him after being invited by that great gathering of angels to go to Bethlehem and see their Savior. As we prepare of Christmas we would do well to ask ourselves what place or places within our lives need the peace of Jesus. Into which thoughts, routines, relationships, ways of living life do you need Christ’s peace to be born? Today please invite Jesus to fill that place within you with His presence and to give you His never-ending peace.

Affectionately,
Pastor Ric

Tuesday 20, December 2016

 

Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.  He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. – Isaiah 9:7

 

There is no end to the authority or the peace that Jesus Christ brings into the world.  Christ’s peace fills the shepherds who first bow to worship Him after being invited by that great gathering of angels to go to Bethlehem and see their Savior.  As we prepare of Christmas we would do well to ask ourselves what place or places within our lives need the peace of Jesus.  Into which thoughts, routines, relationships, ways of living life do you need Christ’s peace to be born?  Today please invite Jesus to fill that place within you with His presence and to give you His never-ending peace.

 

Affectionately,

Pastor Ric

Monday 19 December 2016

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
. – Isaiah 9:6

 

Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor – His wisdom is unparalleled and His insight gives us a perspective on life that guides us safely through trials, challenges and times when difficult decisions are called for. Jesus is our Mighty God. Jesus shows us His expansive commitment to our salvation by limiting Himself to the confines of a human body so that He could die in our place. Jesus is our Everlasting Father who holds us in His strong and loving arms of protecting care. Jesus is our Prince of Peace who, when He lives in our heart gives us a peace that is not shaped by external situations but rather by the internal assurance that no matter what happens, Jesus is with us and working to make all things well.

Affectionately,
Pastor Ric

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Sunday’s At First Church:
10:00am Worship Celebration
10:10am Children’s Sunday School
Winter Message Series “A Woman Who Knows” 
Experiencing God through the life of Esther.
(Based on the biblical book, Esther) 
Daily Faith Builder
Tuesday 14 January 2020
King David was old and advanced in years; and although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm. – 1 Kings 1:1
 
From 69 degrees on Sunday to 37 degrees on Monday. We all experience days when we can’t warm up. No matter how many blankets covered King David, he was cold. To warm David, his attendants hire a woman named Abishag, who lovingly cares for David. Abishag’s true beauty radiates from her kind and caring spirit. Hot cocoa, a warm blanket and a roaring fire bring us warming comfort on a cold winter’s day. But the best warmth comes from good friends and faithful family who, through their loving care for us, warm us with the beautiful kindness and care of Jesus.
 
Affectionately,
Ric
 
 
 
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