The Shelf

A collection of encouragement, connection, and inspiration
The Shelf

The Weary World Rejoices

O Holy Night

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.

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Good News of Christmas

I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. (Luke 2:10, NIV)

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.

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The Ultimate Gift, Episode 3

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.

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Worship Online With Us

Worship Online With Us

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.

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Christmas Expectations

quote: "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

“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

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A Message of Gratitude

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.

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