CHRISTMAS IS THE DAY GOD TURNED ON THE LIGHTS

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Today we celebrate the day that God turned on the lights through His Son Jesus, so you and I wouldn’t have to live in the dark.

John 12:46 (NLT) – “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.

The miracle of Christmas isn’t just that Christ was born in a stable over 2000 years ago.  The miracle is that He can be born in our hearts, through faith in Jesus, and we can experience the light of Christ in our own lives.

And I’m so pumped to tell you that this past weekend at Elevate, 77 people placed their trust in Jesus and moved from the darkness into the light of Christ!  We are celebrating and praying for each one, because each one of those numbers represents a name and a person that matters to Christ.  And I can’t wait to see what God will accomplish through the lives of those individuals.

We also saw nearly 1800 people walk through the doors this past weekend and experience A Merry Gem City Christmas.  Are you kidding me right now?! That’s unbelievable and our highest attendance to date!  Our entire volunteer teams and staff did an amazing job on the stage, in the lobby, with the photo booth, parking cars, holding babies, greeting, making hot chocolate, and welcoming people.  For all that our teams did that you saw, and all that they did behind the scenes – I could not be more grateful and blown away.  It’s truly an honor and a privilege to serve with such an amazing group of staff and volunteers.

I LOVE MY CHURCH!

Pastor Colby

About Colby Atkins

Colby Atkins is the Lead Pastor of Elevate Church. He and his wife, Kristen, live in Erie with their three sons, Wade, Jake and Parker.

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