Merry Christmas :: The Real Deal

Kim and I have been so blessed to share life with incredible families and some amazing friends. It has been an adventure around every turn and we wouldn’t have it any other way! We want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

As we look to Christmas, there are certainly many seasonal things that our culture embraces like music, gifts & parties (among others) that help us to celebrate the season. This is going to sound pretty old-school, and I don’t apologize for that, but so many times we simply miss The Real Deal. The birth of Jesus was such a miracle.

This last weekend at MPCC, Andrew Philbeck our Young Adult Pastor, spoke. One of the things that he said that really impacted me was, “It’s a miracle that Jesus came at all. When you think about that, does it move your heart? The reason that it should move your heart is that you are the reason He came. That, my friends, is The Real Deal. He came for us – with all of our flaws and sin – to provide a way to redeem us….and to set us free from sin.

Enjoy the season. Celebrate. Love your families well and appreciate your friends. But, in the middle of it all, remember The Real Deal.

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21, NIV)

Our prayer for you is that this Truth will come alive in your hearts and homes as you celebrate this Christmas. May God bless you mightily in 2012!

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