The Kempton New Church is a congregation of people who believe that there is one God in one Person, our Creator and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; that the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Heavenly Doctrine of the New Jerusalem are the Lord’s Word; that the life of religion consists especially in keeping the Ten Commandments, and in doing our daily work justly and faithfully; and that there is a life after death, a heaven and a hell, where we continue to live as complete human beings.
We try to help each other understand the Lord’s Word and encourage each other in applying it to life. We welcome you.
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Letter to the Community:
As we enter the Christmas season and reflect on the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ on earth, consider, if you wish, how Mary responded to the news from the angel Gabriel that she would be helping to bring the Son of God into the world. Gabriel explained to her that the Holy Spirit would come upon her and that she would conceive a Son and call His name Jesus (Luke 1:31, 35). Mary simply said, “Behold, the maidservant of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy saying.” (Luke 1:38)
What a humble response!
Mary’s response can be our response too.
When we read in the Gospels about the birth of the infant Jesus and think about what that means for us, we can simply say a prayer — “Behold, the servant of the Lord.” When we say this prayer, we can be asking the Lord to help us see how we can serve Him. He will show us. And when He does, He will be born into our lives all over again.
This Christmas, as we look for ways to serve the Lord, may the humility and selflessness of Mary affect us all.
If you would like to join us as we celebrate the birth of the Lord God our Savior Jesus Christ at our Christmas worship service, I would love to see you. It will be held on Christmas Eve — Saturday, December 24, at 5:00 P.M.
Rev. Brett D. Buick
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