Christmas Eve Service
Readings based on a pamphlet by JC Ryle.
Ephesians 3:14-15 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.”
Let us spend some time this evening thinking about these words. They are words that ought to stir some feelings in our minds at any time and especially at Christmas. No one on earth is not a member of some “family”. The poorest as well as the richest can tell you something of “his family.”
Tonight, we will speak of family and hope that you will take notice. We do not want to take away anything from your Christmas celebrations, or even to lessen the joy of your Christmas gatherings. We only want to remind you of a better family, a heavenly one, and of the great benefits that membership in this family conveys. We want you to be a part of that family when its gathering shall come at last – a gathering without separation, or sorrow, or tears.