12-25-2010 Christmas & Sunday Service of the Church Within #740
Today's Service is offered by: Pastor Daniel J. Megow

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Welcome by: Pastor Daniel
Greetings my Beloved Sisters and Brothers, and welcome once again to the Church that is Within.

I Hope you all had a Merry and Blessed Christmas and shared it with ones that you Love… I did.

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #740, is Christmas…

(From: The First
Christmas Service of The Church Within 12-25-96)
On this day that most of the world unites to celebrate the birth of our Master Jesus, let us remember the real importance of the life that He lived on this planet. Jesus experienced human life as lived by each and every one of us. This Divine Son of God came into this world as a helpless infant, totally dependent on the love and nurturing of his human parents. When he was hungry, they fed him. When he was dirty, they cleaned him.

When he was tired, he was laid to sleep. Every necessity of human life had to be provided for him as is the case with all human babies. His family was not rich in material pleasures. His first bed was a manger, a trough where animals were fed. His first meal was at his mother's breast. A blanket was his first clothing. The Prince of Peace was born, not into a wealthy royal family, but into a poor one. From this humble beginning, The Son of God and The Son of Man began his life as one of us.

He experienced joy and sorrow as do we. He had to learn to survive in the human world, the same as any other child, and yet, he grew to be the greatest man who ever walked the face of this strife torn planet. Certainly he was the Son of God, yet are not each one of us also God's children? He knew that God was his Father... should we not also? He loved unconditionally and served unselfishly. This is what He would have us learn from his life among us. He once said: "Love one another as I have loved you." and "He who would be greatest among you, let him be server of all." Should this not be the purpose of our lives, our supreme privilege?

On this day that the world celebrates the birth of the Christ Child, let us give to him a gift. The greatest gift we could possibly give to the one who has everything. Let us Love each other Unconditionally and Serve each other Unselfishly as He asked us to.

The Sermon
We do not celebrate the birth of Jesus because He died for us…

We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus because He Lived for us! He ministered to the sick and the afflicted… He comforted the poor and the downtrodden. He taught us who our neighbor is… He showed us who Our Father is. He showed us how to Live… He showed us how to Love.

Let us Learn from His example… Let us Follow his Example.
Celebrate the Life of Jesus… Every Day!

The Prayer
Dear God,
        May we all learn and practice His Gentle, Loving Ways.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal

The Creator's Infinite Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel