Monday Morning Recap

This weekend Matt brought a God breathed word for our Classic Christmas series! If you didn’t get a chance to make it you can listen to it here! You also can give online here!

On Friday I returned with a team of 12 from ten days in South Africa, we had the opportunity to serve close to 1,000 kids at CarePoint Christmas Parties with Children’s Cup. This was an incredible trip and I look forward to sharing more about it!


Also this weekend we had Christmas Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday and were able to give 1,500 gifts to kids in the Clayton and Raleigh area. Thank you for all of you who served and brought gifts for these families.

Matthew 2:1-12, “Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?” “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote: ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, are not least among the ruling cities of Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.” Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!” After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod.”(NLT)