Denis Beausejour continues our Christmas series, Shalom into Chaos, by encouraging us to believe.
People at Mariemont Church give away meals and hugs to families in Mariemont, Madisonville, and Fairfax.
Pastor Denis Beausejour shares a preview of his upcoming sermon, “Shalom Into Chaos”. Join us this Sunday, December 23rd at 9am and 11am.
Starting Sunday, January 6th at 4:00pm there we will a public reading of the Bible at the Mariemont Chapel! 4:00pm to 10:00pm each day from January 6th to the 19th. Not only is this an awesome opportunity to come and hear God’s Word read aloud in it’s entirety, but you are also invited to sign up for 20 minute reading slots yourself.
So please consider coming throughout the week to listen, invite others to join you. You can request a reading slot by emailing mariemontbiblereading @ gmail.com or looking at the Google Calendar connected with that address to see the available slots yourselves. You can also let others know about this event through Facebook.
Zak Kijinski continues our Christmas series, Shalom into Chaos, by looking at the holiness of Christ.
Children of Mariemont Church raised $350.00 throughout 2012 to provide help for people across the world through World Vision. Watch this video to learn more.
This is an artist’s rendering of Jesus’ birth. There was no Inn in Bethlehem, the village was too small. The text means there was no guest room available. Perhaps the family was upset that Mary was pregnant out of wedlock, not believing the Holy Spirit’s work. The houses on the hillside had several caves just beneath them. This is where animals were kept. Imagine the smell of smoke from a fire and the stench of urine and manure. This is the chaos Jesus stepped into on our behalf!
Overlooking Bethlehem was the Herodian mountain palace, a man-made hill and tower 300 feet high. From his lofty perch, this descendant of Esau, King Herod the Edomite, ruled in power, wealth and violence. Mary and Joseph would look up at this symbol of power and trust in their hearts that Jesus,
descendant of Jacob, would one day save the world. How could it be? How could power and authority be displaced by love and humility? Jesus humbly left heaven to bring God’s shalom into our chaos.
Will you let Jesus meet you in your chaos? Trust Jesus to overcome the mountain giants in your life!
Photo courtesy of Ray VanderLaan and “That the world may know” Ministries