Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
An Advent word of Love from Mike…
John 13.34-35 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’
Does God love us?
We are taught the resounding YES! to this question, from the youngest of ages. If you grew up in the church some of the first songs you learned were likely Jesus Loves Me and Jesus Loves the Little Children.
Why does God love us?
My impulsive response is a sincere, “Heaven only knows!”
As obvious as the first question is, the second is one that still raises more questions than answers. Good luck finding a list of reasons for WHY God loves us in your Bible, regardless of the version. Scripture is full of affirmations of God’s love for us, but where is the explanation as to what is lovable about us?
Our Wednesday night Bible study group has been studying the Song of Songs (Song of Solomon).
Never have I taught this book, but I have enjoyed the opportunity to dig for a deeper understanding of this unique set of scriptures. The book is full of exaggerated flattery, yet still teaches us about the depth of God’s gift of love. I believe the Song of Songs also gives us some insight into how God loves. I don’t fully understand the WHY(s), but I am confident I can feel that love, and I am thankful for the comfort it gives.
I pray for you that type of understanding, and that type of LOVE, in this Advent season.
Thanks for sharing the journey,
On Wednesday evening, December 7th, There will be Wednesday night youth group with worship music, we will continue our three-part series over Prayer. This week’s lesson will focus on intimacy in prayer, and the students will participate in communion to end the service. Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. and the lesson will start at 6:30.
**If you are interested in helping with the Wednesday night youth meal, please contact Beverly Rubino at 426-2685 for details. **
Dustin will be hosting a Christmas Lock-in December 17th. The students will Participate in a gift exchange with a price range 5-20 dollars. Students will sleep in that morning and attend the 10 a.m. Christmas Cantata Service.
On, Sunday evening, December 11th, the youth will attend the Children’s Christmas Program with the rest of the congregation in the main building.
See You There!
Looking for a “Few Good Volunteers” to be formally trained in the absence of the Administrative Assistant. It would require a commitment of 1 day every 2 months for continuation training and less than another 5 days to fill in during vacation/sick days. If you’re interested or have any questions, please call Cindy Schaefer @ 259-9377.