Faith Roundtable: With all of the Christmas commercialization, how do you (the church) balance the true message and importance of Christmas with the enjoyment of all the commercial part that sweeps most of us up?


Christmas is the greatest time of the year. It’s where everyone celebrates the birth of Jesus. I love this time of year! His birth brought hope, salvation, forgiveness, victory and life for mankind. In the book of Psalms 91:16 it reads, “with long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” It’s the will of the Father for us to have a long and satisfying life. Even though there may be the commercialization of Christmas, it is what you make it and all how you see it.

This season is a time for the church to show forth the hope that Christ has given each one of us as believers. 

Christmas, like anything else, is what you make it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small gift or a large one. God wants His children to enjoy life. For me, Christmas is about the greatest gift anyone could give, the gift of life with Christ. As you go about your shopping this season, remember to keep Christ at the center.  Some gifts that should be under the tree this year may include forgiveness, mercy, maybe it’s a free pass to start over. Examine your heart and see what gifts are needed that are not something you buy at the store. 

There is nothing wrong with buying gifts. Find out what is important to your spouse, your children other people in your extended family. Take time to go see the lights around your neighborhood, make some hot coco and thank God for the health of your family. When you are out shopping, be patient, and kind, let someone go in front of you. Set some time aside to renew your faith in the Creator of the Universe. As I like to say it, God is the President and C.E.O. of the universe. He sent His only begotten Son Jesus to be born in a manger as the Worlds Savior and Redeemer. Whatever you do this Christmas holiday, make sure you take time for the Savior of the World. Make Him the center of your life. Have a very Merry Christmas. We love and appreciate you. 


 Pastor Mark Brown

Senior/Founding Pastor

Faith City Church