7 January 2016

THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS!

Sunday - the first Sunday of the new year 2016 - the 9th day of Christmas! Christian Center of Mallorca is where we attend - where we are a part of the pastoral staff. Because we live in the downtown of Palma, we can walk to the church! How good is that? Parking is so difficult in the area. We are very grateful.

The first Sunday of each month is "El Domingo del Kilo!" ="Kilo Sunday". That is the day when we are all encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item for the Food Bank and to help families in need. Sugar was on the list this time. I had sugar ready to take. 

The first Sunday is also "Communion Sunday" - the Sunday we take part of the "Lord's Supper" = commemorate the death, burial, resurrection and soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NLT - "On the night when he ws betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, 'This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.' In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying. 'this cup is the new covenant between God and his people - an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it' For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord's death until he comes again."

"Feliz Año Nuevo" - "Happy New Year", began the pastor. "And a blessed an prosperous year to you all!" He added a quote from a popular comic character - Mafalda. "It's not 2016 that has to be different. It's you!" The message was titled, "En Marcha" which I translated - "Keeping On!" Scripture brought to our attention: Matthew 4:4 - NKJV - "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."  and all were encouraged to "not forsake the assembling of ourselves together ... but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:25 - NKJV. God invites us to live in relationship with Him. God calls us to 'be in motion.'
New Year's greeting from Centre Cristia. 




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