Pastor Stephen Dedman

Merry Christmas

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:5

Merry Christmas!

We can celebrate life because Jesus was born. We can have peace because Jesus died. We can have joy because Jesus lives!

Let the love and light of God shine brighter in your life like never before. Be proud to be called a child of God. And stand firm on His Truth.

Remember the light of Jesus can shine through any darkness and overcome it.

Merry Christmas to each one of you and may God shower you with His blessings.


Lord, Your love is unending and Your grace is everlasting. Surround me with Your presence and protection. Keep me in Your word of truth so I will grow in wisdom.

No Room In The Inn

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:7

We have the Christmas story of what took place when Jesus was born. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit through a virgin named Mary. He was born in a small farming village called Bethlehem. And He was wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a feeding trough.

What we don’t have is the story of what took place in heaven when Jesus came to earth. We must remember that Jesus left His eternal glory in heaven and came to a place that was limited to time, space and matter. In heaven, Jesus was not constrained to time, space, or matter.

Hebrews 10:5 says, “Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: ‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.'” God the Father prepared and used a mortal body for Jesus to live through that could be used to identify with humanity.

As God-Man, Jesus experienced sufferings, encountered sorrows, and endured sin but knew no sin. He identified Himself with us. There is nothing that we face that Jesus didn’t face. He can sympathize with us.

Whatever you are facing today just know that Jesus cares. He cares about your sorrows, your pains, your sufferings, and even your sins. He cared so much about them that He laid down His life so that you didn’t have to. Because of Jesus we can live a victorious life.


Lord, You know what I am facing and what I am feeling today. I lay my burdens at Your feet. Help me to live victoriously in Your name.