As the year 2020 draws to a close, start and end each day with Scripture where you will find the truth, guidance, comfort, and the courage to face each trial. Read more on our blog: Parenting Pathway.
In the beloved Christmas song “O Holy Night,” we sing these words: “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” Our weary world is searching for hope today, and we as believers know where to find it—just look inside the manger on that precious, holy night.
Do you find yourself weary at the end of a long year? Watch this encouraging message from Pastoral Leader Meaghan Wall that reminds us how to find true hope and joy this Christmas.
There is no better news than this—the Son of God came to earth to save us! Jesus did what we could not do. He lived a sinless life, died a sacrificial death in our place, and rose from the grave, defeating sin, death, and the devil forever. If you believe in Him, you will have eternal life in Heaven, and nothing can separate you from God’s love.
We would all love to give the ultimate gift that keeps giving the whole year through. In this episode of The Rooted Marriage, David and Jaime Ake share why spouses may be interested in continuing to give the ultimate gift to each other, modeled after the ongoing gift believers have received from God. Find more relatable resources and community for your marriage on our webpage: stonebriar.org/marriage.
Worship online with us this Christmas Eve and Sunday, December 27 as we celebrate Christ’s birth and look forward to a new year. For the health and safety of our church family and community, there will be no services on campus this week, but we look forward to worshipping the Lord together from the comfort of our homes.
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21, NIV)
“The Christian can get ‘high’ very easily on the crest of Christmas. The afterglow can be a dangerous, depressing experience. Guard yourself. Keep a firm hand on the controls of your mind and emotions.”
—Pastor Chuck Swindoll
Because you give, our church is able to meet needs around the world in Jesus’ name. After back-to-back hurricanes in November, Honduras was devastated by flooding, but because of your generous giving, we were able to help through our Disaster Relief Fund. Watch this message of gratitude from Pastor Wilmer Godoy in San Pedro Sula for a glimpse of how our donation blessed families who lost everything in the storms.
Then God said, “Let us make humankind in Our image, after Our likeness . . .” (Genesis 1:26a, NET) What will it take to make 2021 exceptional? As you set goals for the new year, listen as Pastor Joseph Gonzalez reminds us that the best place to start is with our God-given purpose. Find opportunities …