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Small Christmas: Small People

Christmas is a story of God doing big things through small people. I think there are lots of people who think God only uses big folks: those with big personalities, with big gifts, and big pocketbooks. As I read scripture I see a different pattern emerging: that God uses small people who trust in a big God. God uses small people because their smallness demonstrates His power.

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What You Need.

If you’ve been Christmas shopping already, then you know what I’m talking about: crowds.  There’s nothing pretty about the crowds at Christmas.  People get viscous trying to get the stuff they want.  In the midst of this materialistic dream, don’t you think its time we stop to think about what we need?
I think we get confused during this time of year, and maybe just in general, about what we really need.  It’s so easy to substitute our wants for needs, and it’s rather easy to let those around us do the same.  I’m sure many parents are hearing from their children about their wants right about now.  Most of the time I’m convinced that what we really need, we already have.  Most of us, especially us in America, are not found wanting much.
So, friends, what do we really need?

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