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Browsing Archive: December, 2013

Missionary Minded Church

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, December 29, 2013,
The True Church of Jesus Christ has always been a Missionary Minded one, a fellowship of believers with a heart for lost souls. From the beginning the Church has sent out missionaries to preach the Gospel of Christ and to bring His Light into the Darkness of Satan’s dominion.

The faithful Church has ever sent out and supported missionary endeavors, and so it is with our own congregation. We seek to serve the Lord by being faithful to His servants who are willing to go out and carry the Gosp...

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Adoring The King

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, December 22, 2013,
    In the Gospels we read of two occasions where Jesus was anointed with “very costly oil.” First by a sinful woman, then by Mary, the sister of Lazarus. In both instances the offering of worship was ridiculed as excessive and the worshipper scolded for lack of discernment. But in both cases Jesus came to their defense.

    He applauded the faith of the sinful woman and assured her that her sins were forgiven, remarking that she uniquely understood the purpose of His life and work.

    W...

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Giving To The King

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, December 15, 2013,
David professed that he would not dare offer the Lord of that which was of no value to himself. He desired to give honor and glory to the Almighty God and High King of Israel, to worship Him passionately, and to offer unto Him true and costly sacrifices.

Such should be the desire of our own heart- not to cast the least we can muster at the feet of our Redeemer, but to humbly bring that which is costly, and borne out of sincere love for the One Who first loved us.

Thus every year our church co...

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Whom You Love Having Never Seen

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, December 8, 2013,
In the Gospel of Matthew we read the mysterious story of Eastern Magi who came to worship the Christ-child, bringing him gold, frankincense, and myrrh. They had never seen Jesus yet they came to Him bearing gifts expressing their adoration.

This reminds me of Peter’s words, when he wrote of our devotion to Christ, saying “Whom having not seen you love.” Thus every year our church comes to the manger on Christmas Eve, where by candlelight we pass by, bringing an offering for the One Whom...

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Gift To The King 2013

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Monday, December 2, 2013,
Every year our church receives a special Missions offering on Christmas Eve, and we call it our Gift To The King. It is our heart’s desire to keep Jesus and His Gospel at the forefront of the Christmas season, and thus we set aside a special offering every year in Jesus’ Name, particularly designated for the outreach of His Kingdom.

Last year we raised over $1,000 on Christmas Eve, our largest Gift To The King ever! This was the catalyst for our Wave Offering, which to date has raised ove...

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