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Got Life A newsletter about spiritual enrichment for the Body of Christ

A Monthly Newsletter Knowing The Time

What’s Going On The monthly calendar, birthdays and anniversaries, and Daniel’s Fast resource information. Page 3

An address from the Senior Pastor. Page 2

Words From Our Ministries. Page 6

Church Information NLTC ministry staff, service information and statement of faith. Page 10 Little Chocolate Boy Charles Ademolu’s monthly column Page 8

Why We Celebrate For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, I can’t imagine what it was like for Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Mary as she prepared for the unknown. Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6 I’m sure she was frightened at having to give birth with no family around to give His coming was prophesied to a her support. But within her was the needy people. People waited. Mother’s Prince of Peace to comfort her. hoped. When would He come? But He did come on a day when no one was looking for Him, in a place no one would have expected. There was no fan fair or pomp and circumstance. There are no recordings in scriptures of people bowing as Mary entered the smell stable to give birth to the King of Kings.

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And on that night Mary gave birth to the greatest Gift ever given to mankind. The promise that God gave to Adam and Eve thousands of years before was now being fulfilled. Many people will spend hundreds of dollars buying gifts that will be forgotten months later. But they will think little of given back to God, after all He already has everything, right?

Remember that Jesus came to give us something to celebrate. Without Him, there would have never been a St. Nicolas that so many will worship instead of God. While Santa Clause has never told my parents, “take a break this year, I’m buying all the gifts!’ Jesus did give us the gift that keeps on giving - His life. Friends, let’s make Jesus the reason for the season, and not the lying men who dress up in red and white suites pretending to do your job. Let us join the angels and say “Glory to God in the highest, peace, goodwill towards all men -Mel A. Perry. Mel serves as Global Relations Director and Assistant Pastor of NLTC

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birthed at Bethlehem. As a child growing up, we were no different from the children today. The thing that I pray that all of you had a grand makes the difference was our parents. Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll admit I was so We had a Christmas tree, gifts, and By Bishop Brenda K. Perry looking forward to making my pilgrimage to plenty of food and laughter. We went the Thanksgiving dinner at the San Louise in God’s goodness has house to house visiting friends and Galveston, Tx. And when the plans were allowed me to remain family. As a child in our family, we changed I was disappointed. upon this earth, and to never gave our parents a list of But it’s a contradiction to be disappointed and see those things that we enjoyed as a demands we must have for Christmas. celebrate Thanksgiving. So I had to quickly child completely come to an end. One We were grateful for the big apples remove that sad face, after all I would get to of the greatest holidays, outside of and oranges, and plenty of candy and see my sister and share in thanksgiving of her Easter, has become so commercialized nuts, beside the cakes and pies, and safe return from Afghanistan. and materialist that it sadden my homemade dressing and ham, and all So I can say that I had a blessed and delightful heart. the trimmings. IN OTHER WORDS

Commercialism VS the Traditional Christmas

Thanksgiving Day.

The question to be asked is, “Is Jesus the real reason for the season”? When you read the beginning story of Jesus’ birth, in Matthew and Luke, it tells us the true meaning of Jesus’ birth. In the gospel of Luke the angel tells the shepherds not to be afraid, “for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” In Matthew an angel appeared to Joseph, Jesus I don’t think I have ever thought about it before, we end the year celebrating a miracle. earthly father, saying, “…and she will So my new year expectations should be fueled bring forth a Son, and you shall call by the last celebration of the year. His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” When we see For me, it doesn’t matter that Jesus was not gifts in the picture, they are not born on December 25. However, what does matter is that a miracle did happen in that presented to Joseph or Mary, but to little small town on a hill. And because of that the Child. “….and when they had miracle I can look at a new year with come into the house, they saw the expectation. And not just the new year, but young Child with Mary His mother every day. and fell down and worshiped Him. So I’ve decided that this month for me is And when they had opened their miracle celebration month. And I’m going to treasures, they presented gifts to Him, live like it is. The miracle has come, now let us gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” If I celebrate it! had the time, I would give you the true meaning of those gifts. This would be a good Bible study for you to research, why these gifts. As I think about the holiday season, for most, Christmas is the highlight. But for those who celebrate Chunukah, there is a common thread with those who celebrate Christmas. And that thread is the word “miracle”. Chanukukah is the celebrations of the miraculous burning of the candles in the temple. And Christmas is the celebration of the miracle of the birth of the Savior of the world, Emmanuel, God with us in human form - Jesus is His name.

Mel A. Perry, Editor In Chief

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Christmas is celebrated all over the world, whether one participates or not. Anyone can see that the subject is about Christ, our Lord that was

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The Unconditional Love of God I JOHN 4: 7 – 12 By Minister Isaac Bazile

Have you ever wondered could our Lord’s love for us be truly unconditional, even though we know how he gave his life for us? Why did God love the world so much that He gave us Jesus Christ as demonstrable proof? It surely wasn't and isn't because the world is so good. Statistics can be sighted to show it isn't. AIDS casualties are doubling every six months. More Americans are more afraid of AIDS than of an atomic bomb. World hunger, war, and man's inhumanity to man all add up to show God doesn't love the world population simply because it is so good. Watch the evening news and see how many stories report on people and events that indicate those involved are lovable. The unalterable fact is God loves us and Jesus proved it. He then stated for us that which can make this old world a lot more enjoyable for continue on page 4 December


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Looking Ahead Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events for December & January

DECEMBER 4 Dickens On The Stand 5 Senior Connection Annual Fundraiser 8 New Ministers Questionnaire 11 Leadership Prayer/ Leaders’ Meeting 12 Sunday School Breakfast PLM Graduation Installation of New Deacons 24 - 27 Office Closed 25 Christmas 31 New Year’s Eve Service JANUARY! 1 New Year’s Day 2 Seed Offering Celebration 3 Office Closed Start of the Daniel Fast 11 Leadership Prayer 16 Healing Service Last Day of Daniel Fast 17 MLK Holiday/ Office closed 19 Start of Small Group sessions 22 Leadership Prayer & Leader’s Meeting 23 Church Family Business Meeting 30 Outreach Sunday

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Birthdays & Anniversaries Monthly birthdays and anniversaries of NLTC members. If your birthday is not listed, email the church office.

Dec. 3! !

Armsted J. Chambers Sr.

Dec. 4! !

Madell King

Dec. 6! !

Brian Conner

Dec. 10! !

Ruth Knox

Dec. 10! !

Sonja Blouin

Dec. 10! !

Phoebe Roquemore

Dec. 11! !

DeLesa Alexander

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Kristina Davila

Dec. 12! !

Eldora Christian

Dec. 15! !

Lela Chambers

Dec. 18! !

Pam Clark

Dec. 19! !

Danielle Hardiman

Dec. 20! !

Natalie Williams

Dec. 23! !

Winifred O’Conner

Dec. 28! !

Marva Coney

Dec. 30! !

Clara Britton

Dec. 31! !

Katie Alimon

Anniversaries Warren & Robin Green Dec. 13 Elmer & Catherine Powell Dec. 23

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Holiday/ Winter Events As we have come to the end of the warmer months and enjoy the cool breeze, the city of Houston continues to give Houstonians and visitors plenty to do. Find out what makes H-Town the city it is.

* Festival of Lights, Nov. 13 - Jan. 1. A great way to get into the holiday mood with over a million lights. Come see the lights and hear the music. Other activities include live entertainment, an outdoor skating rink and holiday movies. http:// www.moodygardens.com/ * Dickens On the Strand, Dec. 4 - Dec. 5. Galveston Island’s most famous holiday event recreates the Victorian London of Charles Dickens for an entire weekend in December. Characters from Dickens novels walk the streets and food and entertainment fill the area with sights and smells that take you back to another era. www.dickensonthestrand.org * Season of Sharing at the Children’s Museum of Houston, Nov. 13 - Jan 3. Children will learn about holidays and costumes celebrated around the world this time of the year. http://www.cmhouston.org * St. Joseph Medical Center' Ice at Discovery Gree, Now - Jan. 17. he Ice at Discovery Green offers you the chance to go ice skating outdoors downtown no matter what the temperature. Holiday-themed attractions will include a toddler-friendly rink with a visit from Santa Claus and holiday art exhibits such as David Graeve's illuminated globes and Andy Mann's Video Tree. www.discoverygreen.com

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there would be neither death nor resurrection of our Lord and Savior Parents had an understanding that you Jesus Christ. You can eliminate the must learn to work for something you stress and debt by just keeping Jesus as want. They were not going to get in debt the main focus. The world and the devil just for a moment’s thrill. We learned to are working very hard to take Christ out play together, share our toys with one of Christmas. If they cannot “X” Him another, and those years were filled with out, or “Happy Holiday” Him out, well much fun and games. My parents let us the next best thing is to know that money was hard to come by. “commercialize” Him out. Christmas, Yes, they gave their best. Yes, there were along with all seasons, is about Jesus some parents that were able to give their Christ, our Lord and Savior. children their wishes. Life is more than just receiving, but giving with an MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY understanding. In our house sometimes NEW YEAR we had new furniture, or something everybody benefited from. I thank God for Sear and Roebuck because during that Life from page 2 time they give out toys with the purchase us. Jesus Christ said, "As I have loved of furniture. And, me being the youngest, you -- you should love one another". If I reaped the benefits. I remember a couple of Christmases my young brother we dare accept Christ as our role model and I tried to put our nickels and dimes and set out to love, we need not together to get our mother some of that necessarily expect to be loved. (hahaha) cheap perfume. We knew our Have you asked yourself, “Could I father didn’t want anything. ever love unconditionally as he does?” Many Christmases have passed sense Love is a valid test to our fellowship and I was a child, and our daughters are well our son ship because "God is love". grown themselves. I enjoyed the years of Love is part of the being and nature of having Christmas with my daughters and God. If we are united to God through spouse, staying up all night cooking and wrapping gifts, having friends and family faith in Christ, we share His nature. And over, what great memory. We always had since His nature is love, love is the test of prayer and devotion before any gifts were the reality of our spiritual life. Love opened or any food eaten. Jesus Christ flows from Him and love finds its was to be exalted first. During the day, origination in Him. It has been accurately after we finished eating, the family and said that "love does not define God, but friends were entertained by Melissa and God defines love. He does not say that my godson Deon with their great love is God. That would mean that God is Christmas drama. impersonal, an abstract kind of being. But, he says, "Love is of God", and God Let’s keep Jesus in Christmas, and is love". not so much debt, stress and purchasing of things that are not even appreciated. Here are some questions we should And, by all means, please do not be so all consider asking ourselves from time to lazy in not writing out “Christmas”. time. Don’t use “Xmas”; neither “Happy Holiday”. Christ is a live and He lives so 1. Do you believe that a person much so that He lives within me, and comes into a relationship with God as the those that believe. Let’s continue to acknowledge His birth. Without the birth result of the gift of grace from God? 4

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2. Do you believe that God saves us not because of anything we have done to earn it but because Jesus died on the cross for our sins? 3. Do you believe that God forgives your sin because of what Jesus did in dying on the cross or because you deserve to be forgiven? 4. Does God love you because you deserve to be loved? 5. Alright then, based on what you know about God's love, his forgiveness and his grace, let me ask you this: How many of you want to please God more than anything else? 6. NOW HERE IS THE CLINCHER: How many of you think God is really pleased with you? Here is what I have discovered all these years of dealing with thousands of fine Christian people. Very few believers actually believe that they are pleasing to God. Most feel at least some degree of forgiveness, and maybe a little bit of acceptance from God. But to think that God is actually pleased with them is a whole different matter. Here is the way we think - A person can choose to love you because of their own goodness, but to be please with you don't they have to actually like your performance? All authentic Christians really do believe that the only way we can be in a right relationship with God is through Christ as the result of faith. We all agree that our salvation is based on the free, unmerited, and undeserved grace of God. We also agree that we enter eternal life, and that when we leave this life we are headed for heaven. But the reality is most of us live as though that experience between when we accept Jesus into our lives and when go to heaven is on different terms. It is not that we have continue on page 5

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relationship with God is based 50 percent on our performance and 50 percent on the grace of God. Rather it is a subconscious assumption we make that is based on the culture we live in. Consider this article the next time you start feeling that your sins are so great the God could not possibly love you unconditionally.

To You and Yours

God Bless Minister Isaac J. Bazile Men of the Tower Director

Guest Writers Wanted If you would like to share a thought or an article with our readers, we invite you to contact us at global_relations@newliftemplechurch.com or 713-991-5972 for more information.

Help Us Help Others The Outreach ministry is asking for donation for their winter outreach event. They are collecting new items such as blankets, caps, socks, sweatshirts

May your Christmas and holiday season be one filled with much joy and grace as we celebrate the coming of our savior who lives for ever! Many blessings!!!

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New Life Temple Ministries Words from our ministries

Ladies of the Light

determination, and were able to of God, never giving up, but standing preserver until they met their success. on what we believe we can do with Some would even say it wasn’t easy; the help of the Lord. others will give God all of the glory. I Peace and Blessings! was watching the news the other “A WORD FROM THE night and this race car diver had just Sis. Donna Stephens, Ladies of the Light Coordinator LADIES’ MINISTRY” won a major car race. During his Fortitude and Perseverance interview he told the news caster how Outreach Ministry much he and his family believe in the Ephesians 6: 18 reads, “Praying power of prayer. He also talked about always with all prayer and how many times he’d tried to win a supplication in the Spirit, and race. He even talked about an watching there unto with all accident he was in that almost perseverance and supplication for all discouraged him from racing, but saints”. because he persevered, he believed I looked up the words “Fortitude” that’s why he has the success now and “Perseverance”. Fortitude means with God’s help. Never Give Up strength of mind that enables a When trying to accomplish the As you drive through the cities, person to encounter danger, or bear goals you have set, you will have you see red and green decorations pain, or adversity with courage. adversities that will try to discourage fixed to the light poles. The malls are Perseverance means steadfastness, you from continuing on. Don’t give filled with toys to buy and not giving up. up. Stay focused. Don’t get suggestions for gifts. Your neighbor Successful people don’t allow discourage or change your mine to your right has already decorated failure to determine if they will about what you set your mine to do. his house with colorful lights. Your succeed at their dream or vision, so When God gives you a dream, you neighbor to your left has a nativity why should you? must then seek after God for the plan scene on display. Christmas songs are he has that will allow the dream to already flooding the radio airways. If most of us ever got the chance come to pass. Anyone can have a Yes, it is the holiday season, whether to meet someone who has made it to vision, but only God can give us the you are ready, or not. the top like a famous writer, pastor of wisdom and knowledge of a well However, there are some of us a mega church, a movie star, an thought out plan to give it life. Only who are just not ready. For whatever athlete, baseball player, or even a those who master fortitude and reason, some of us have not recovered professor at a major collage, they will perseverance will be able to see the from last year’s holiday season. And all tell you this did not happen over end successfully. given the fact that our economy has night. Many heart aches came with not been kind to us, throwing in the the territory. Remember our fortitude comes towel is just about where we are now.   from God, which is our strength, and One thing for sure, they did not perseverance is our steadfastness. We continued on page 7 give up. They kept the fortitude and must stand on the word and promises 6

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The joy for the reason for the season just is not in our spirit. So my words of encouragement to you are “never given up.” Proverbs 24:10 states, "If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!" Translation: never give up. Good advice, wouldn’t you say? Let's face it. Anybody can have strong faith when not being tested. It's when the storms of life come, when the report from the doctor is not good, when the voice on the other end of the line bears tragic news, when that pink slip comes right before the holidays. All of us eventually go through seasons of unhappiness, sorrow, and even despair. It's impossible to be thankful, cheerful, and charitable all the time, and these times of emotional and spiritual emptiness come on us all. They can be as brief as a few moments or as enduring as decades— or even a lifetime—and each Thanksgiving or Christmas presents fresh challenges to personal joy during "the most wonderful time of the year." That’s when we need strong faith in God. Strong faith is not a given. In fact, it's not even likely, unless we are convinced of God's righteous character in the good times of life. It's the knowledge of who God is and how He works in our behalf that gives us strength in the day of adversity. What has God put on your plate today? Is something too difficult to bear? Is it some unexplainable disaster? Is life getting tougher for you instead of sweeter? If so, remember the advice of King Solomon: "Don't give up when tough times come. God will December

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help you through them. Trust Him. You'll see brighter days if you never give up." My prayer is that our Lord will help you to face the increasingly difficulties of life with His grace. That He will help you to hang in there when others hang it up. That He will give you the courage to do your best and look beyond the difficulty of today to the victory of tomorrow. The Outreach Ministry wishes you a blessed and joyous Christmas season. Min. Edna Johnson, Outreach Ministry

Couples In Unity

Giving Thanks  Thanksgiving season is a good time to take stock of all the many blessings God has afforded us his people. Each new day is a blessing which offers new challenges and new opportunities. We should strive to live each day to the fullest on purpose. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. (1 Chron. 16:34, Psalm 106:1) The scripture tells us that it is impossible to please God without faith. He that comes to God must first believe that He God is, and that He rewards all who diligently seek him! (Heb. 11:1) This alone gives great reason for rejoicing! God rewards all those who will seek him. He tells us that we will find him when we search for him with all our hearts. (Jer. 29:13) Put your heart into making the most of all your special relationships; i.e.

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first and foremost our relationship with God, our marriages, parenthood, siblings and friendships. We are very wealthy in this regard. God’s love is steadfast. (Heb. 13:5, Jer. 31:3, John 3:16) David said where can I go from your presence? God is all around us and is actively involved in our lives. It’s up to us to recognize it and appreciate it. Look for God’s favor to be revealed each day for he gives us benefits daily. It’s good to know God is with us. (Matt 1:23) He is not far from any of us. (Acts 17: 27) He has given us all things richly to enjoy. We are blessed with families, loved ones, friends and church members. We are a part of a community of faithful believers. Although we face challenges at times, God’s love is revealed even in those times- he always gives us a way of escape that we are able to bear it. It’s largely about our attitude! When we are grateful we can see God’s hand in every situation and will emerge victorious! Don’t allow “stinkin thinkin” to make us have to go around the mountain again and again. What God is after is to change the way we see things. Our perspective and our world view. We should look through the eyes of faith and confidence knowing “He is faithful”. Use this holiday season to show God’s love to someone who may not know him. We are his image in this earth and the only Jesus some will see. Be kind, it’s worth the effort. Share your good fortune with someone who may not have family nearby. Remember, we reap what we sow. What you give out ultimately comes back to you. Be blessed and remember to always “Give Thanks”!

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them out of Egypt so that I

by the renewing of your mind,

might dwell among them. I am

that you may prove what is that

the Lord their God.” Truly,

good and acceptable and

Israel was God’s chosen and

perfect will of God.” As Israel

special people. But when we go

failed to live up to the

and appointed people called to

to 1 Judges, the Israelites no

expectation as God’s appointed

be the holy nation for the

longer have a physical leader in

people, God had to

nations, the world. They were

their presence like they had

momentarily withdraw His Spirit

specifically handpicked by God

with Moses and Joshua.  Israel

from Israel but would still use

Chocolate

BoY Hello O Israel, God’s chosen

to be His representation. And yet then seemed to have a bad case of amnesia, forgetting we, like Israel in the Old Testament, are still having

everything that God has done

problems trusting God, turning

for them. They began to take

away from our ways, and

His goodness, love, holiness,

walking by the substance of all

word, and mostly His Spirit for

things hoped for and the

granted. We, the reader, then

evidence of things not seen –

get this pattern that Israel so

FAITH!

easily repeats, yet still does

In the Exodus, God sends the people of Israel a deliverer from their Egyptian oppressors, Moses. After God makes the impossible possible and frees Israel from slavery, Israel still has a mouth to complain and would rather go back to where God so purposely delivered them from. Despite Israel’s faith to see God’s special purpose for their lives for His divine plan, He still guided them and allowed them to enter the promise land. God, as He always does, kept His promise. Plus, God dwelled among Israel within the promise land so that they had an undeniable intimate connection with Him. Exodus 29:45–46 says that

what is evil in God’s eyes. God soon gives them into the hands of their enemies (back to slavery). There is a downward spiral

nations, thus sustaining His credibility and word for Israel. In the New Testament, after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, God does something new, fresh, and simply remarkable: He equips His people with His Holy Spirit, the ultimate weapon (Acts 2:1–4). Now, not only does His Spirit just dwell among His people, but he now dwells within us. But Israel – the chosen people,

that Israel consistently

the church, God’s own

affiliates themselves with. All

paradigm – was still having the

throughout Judges Israel falls

same recurring issues from the

back into apostasy (backsliding

Old Testament.

into their same old ways). God gave them to an oppressor; the Israelites cry out to God because of the mess they get themselves in; God sends them a deliverer again and again and allows them rest. Israel kept forgetting that God set them apart from the world to be His people. Since God purposely set them apart, they could not live like the world, do what the world did, and be

God “will dwell among the

similar to the world. In

Israelites and be their God

Romans 12:2, Paul said that we

They will know that I am the

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Lord their God, who brought

this world, but be transformed

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Let me switch gears and bring this on home. We today, as the body of Christ, cannot live like the world. I repeat. We, as the ordained body of Christ, cannot live like the world because “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world” (John 4:4). If we are really living just like world, then who is leading who? We say were are Christians, but our actions find fault with our words. Not to sound condescending in any form or fashion because I

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would constantly flock not to

come short of the glory of

us, but the God that is within

God” (Romans 3:23). However,

us. The world is constantly

there should be an

bringing their best game. So let

unquestionable separation and

us, the body of Christ, bring

appearance between us and the

ours harder. We already have

world. If the blind is leading

the victory. Let's just walk in

the blind, then where does that

it.

leave the lost souls that are seeking refuge? We know the Word and can even apply the Word, but are we living it? We are in the middle of the Old Age (sin, death and evil), and the New Age (love, joy and justice), the present age and the age to come, what was and the not yet. We are in the end of days waiting for Jesus’ second return, and there has always been time to be real with others, with ourselves, and with God. Let's let our actions drown out our words. Before we even talk, the world should be able to tell by the way we walk that there is something really different about us, and they cannot explain why. In the three Gospels Matthew, Mark, and Luke, they talk about how good salt is and how we are to be the salt of the earth. Salt is so good that it has the tendency to make you thirst for something. Salt makes your mouth water for something much greater, and that something is Jesus. If we stand

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me ay so ng aw i v i G “ tmas” Chris

It’s no secret that we are in my favorite time of the year!

I don’t know if I laugh more during this time of the year, after all I laugh all the time -a regular laughing box. But I do seem to feel the cheer this time of the year. And it’s probably the one time of the year I enjoy being around big crowds. YIKES! Did I just say that out loud? Oh, my! But yea, I do enjoy the malls, the festivals and anywhere there are people wrapped up in their coats. And I know I say it every year, but the air takes on a different scent. There aren’t even any pine trees near, but I smell pine and fresh snow tucked in a blanket of beautiful sounds of classic Christmas songs. Boy, I’m getting all excited and I’m just staring at a screen with a blinking curser. But even these green letters filling up the screen warmly say CHRISTMAS.

WIth all of my joy, I can’t help but think about those who find it hard to smile this chosen people, be unashamed of Christmas. Maybe it’s because finances are tight and they can’t give their children the Gospel and all that is has all of the toys they want, or maybe done for our lives, the world someone has lost a loved one and find it out, walk in God’s path as His

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hard to be jolly. In my heart I offer a prayer to God that He would wrap them up in His big arms and show them the reason to celebrate. I have faith that He will. This holiday I’ve decided to share some of my season’s cheer. I mean what good is it to keep it all to myself anyway. So I’ve decided, each week in December, I will make a visit to Walmart and pick up a few small fleece blankets to keep in my Jeep. And when I pass a homeless person, or see someone who look like they can use a little extra warmth, I will reach back and hand them one of those warm and fuzzy “Christmas cheers”. And if I don’t get a “thank you”, that’s ok because that’s not what’s important. You see this year it’s not about what I get but what I can give. As I reflect over my short 36 years I realize that I’ve been blessed. I may not have always seen it that way, but in retrospect I know it’s the case. So for once I really want to do what Jesus did at His birth - give. At Thanksgiving my sister said something I’ve wanted to do for years, give our Christmas morning to those who are less fortunate. So we’ve decided that during that time when we would usually gather to read the Christmas story and open gifts, we will go and GIVE our time to help others enjoy their Christmas. That will be a first, but I pray not the last. I have to admit I’m looking forward to it. I know it will require me to give up some sleep and the warmth of home. But hey, God gave up so much more so that I can enjoy eternal life. As I sip my coffee and listen to my delightful Christmas music this year, I’ll be thinking of how I can help someone else enjoy their Christmas. Will you join me? I know you will enjoy bringing a little cheer to someone else. 9


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The purpose of New Life Temple Church is to instill the faith of Jesus Christ into the lives of all people, bringing them into spiritual perfection with a spirit of excellence.

Weekly Service Schedule

NLTC Ministry Leaders

Bishop Brenda K. Perry, Senior Pastor pastor@newlifetemplechurch.com

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Pastor Steve Stephens, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship ! sstep72508@sbcglobal.net

Pastor Elmer Powell, Associate Pastor elmerpowell@sbcglobal.net

Donna Ross-Powell, Administrator

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donna.ross@newlifetemplechurch.com

Karen Watson, Financial Manager

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Mel A. Perry, Global Relations Director

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7:30pm

global_relations@newlifetemplechurch.com

Deacons Roy & Veronica Seivwright, Head Deacons rs5587@att.com Pastor Elmer & Cathy Powell, Marriage Min. elmerpowell@sbcglobal.net Minister Isaac Bazile, Men of the Tower lawfalcon@aol.com

Saturday!

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Intercessory Prayer!

9:00am

*Senior Connection Monday - Fridays 10:00am - 2:00pm for all seniors 60+

We believe in being born again of waterby immersion in the name of the Lord “Jesus� Christ for the remission of sins, and in Spirit baptism of the Holy Ghost speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

We believe in presenting our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God.

Pastor Raymond & Capricious Wright, Young People On Fire raymondwright24@yahoo.com

Minister Edna Johnson, Outreach ednajohn60@yahoo.com

We believe that - in Him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell.

We believe in divine healing, communion and foot washing.

Donna Stephens & Mary Colemon, Ladies of the Light dmstep2003@yahoo.com

Towanna Thompson, Perfecting Light Ministry towanna10@sbcglobal.net

We believe this one true God, who revealed Himself as Father in Creation, as Son in redemption, and as Holy Ghost in regeneration.

We believe in the death, burial and resurrection.

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We believe in one eternal God; infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose, as well as omniscient and omnipresent.

New Life Temple Church 4828 Almeda Genoa Houston, TX 77048

We believe in expressions of praise with lifted hands, hand clapping, playing of musical instruments, voice of praise and dancing.

713.991.5972 www.newlifetemplechurch.com

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Got Life - December New Life Temple Church Newsletter  

A newsletter for spiritual enrichment for the Body of Christ

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