Reedy Chapel

9EDBB854-4FED-4AC7-8E39-468A743377D6“What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Reedy Chapel Christian Church

Growing up in a very rural area, I was blessed to have a father who made sure we attended Church. It was a simple community one, but it had the essentials of a true Christian Church. The members faithfully supported and encouraged one another. We sang traditional hymns with piano accompaniment (I actually played for a time). The Gospel was preached and discussed. We always shared Communion. This tiny Church taught me the values I possess as an adult and I even had all three of my children christened there. The importance of this discipling continues to be reinforced in my life.

Joy to the World

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This Christmas I really want to celebrate the joy that was brought to earth when Jesus was born in a manger.  I have witnessed so many decorations and commercials and wondered what the world would be like if we proclaimed the Good News as much.  I have experienced the hustle and bustle of traffic and shoppers and wondered how different it would be if we rushed to serve others as much.  Ultimately everyone seems to come together and experience a part of the joy of Christmas.  It seems that there are many others like me who long for the full joy of Christmas.  We live in a culture that promotes the material gifts and fanfare, but discourages Christianity.  What if we all loved God with all our soul and all our heart and all our might and loved others as ourselves every day?