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Day of Prayer and Fasting--Spend Less

Spend Less

Read Luke 2: 7, 11-12. Why on earth would God allow his only son to be born in a barn, the scent of dirt, animals, hay, feed, and the other aromas in the stagnant air to be the first smells he experienced? Why give him to Mary and Joseph instead of a more prosperous family? Why allow Jesus to become a refugee, fleeing to Egypt as a young toddler?

Earthly rulers throughout history have been overthrown for having a disconnect with the working class. Not so with Jesus. He chose to leave the splendor of heaven to be a savior people could touch. He chose to have a physical body with all the experiences we have: laughter, hunger, frustration, exhaustion, weariness, loneliness, love, friendship, betrayal. He hit his thumb with his hammer, experienced the irritation of an insect bite, and felt the aches in his muscles after a long day’s work. He definitely knew what it was like to be rejected and displaced.

Spend some time thanking God that He understands your every need a…

A Day of Prayer and Fasting--Part 1

We have set today apart at Legacy Church to pray and fast as part of our preparing our hearts in Advent. We will follow the outline in Advent Conspiracy: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All. I will post at 6, 10, 2 and 6 today. May the Lord bless you as you open your heart to Him. (Thanks to Patsy Weinberg for writing these devotionals.)

Worship Fully
Read Luke 2:8-15.Imagine you’re with the shepherds as the events unfold.
This passage makes me giggle in sympathy for the poor shepherds.Imagine these young teenage boys, sitting in the dark with a bunch of dirty, smelly sheep.They’re exhausted and bored from tedious work, yet they must remain alert to protect the flock from running away, from predators, or from robbers.Perhaps they take turns dozing, the cold hard ground for a bed.Suddenly, they’re temporarily blinded by the purest light imaginable and it’s surrounding them and an angel who announces the most glorious proclamation: the Savior of the world has been born.No wonder…

Advent Conspiracy, Legacy Style

This Advent, Legacy Church has joined a conspiracy, the Advent Conspiracy. We have adopted the creators' concept to fit who we are at Legacy, and this past Sunday we invited the church who is Legacy and their friends to join us to "make Christmas a world-changing event again."

We will join the AC group as they call us all to Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All, but we will give our folks the opportunity to invest in groups associated with Legacy. Here they are:

Bolaven Farms is a coffee farm in Laos we support through purchasing and using their coffee. Our motto is "Importing Coffee. Exporting Hope." We are the first church in the world to brew Bolaven Farm coffee for its guests and members every week.

The Student Aged Parent Program of PISD and Legacy have been partners for some time, and we invite people to bring gifts as they would to the baby shower of a loved one to give to the parents and their children.

We are partnering with a homeless missio…