December 7             Family Christmas List              Bruce and Susan Woerner

The Woerner’s have celebrated Christmas in many different ways.  We really don’t have a ‘ritual’ type Christmas, but the one person we keep in our Christmas is JESUS the CHRIST.


Over the years we have asked our kids, and grand kids to do some fun things that brings CHRIST into their homes/families.


Here are a few:

  • One year we asked them to make a manager scene out of any material they saw fit as a family, and each one of them tell a story about the individual people in the manager.  This was really fun! They used clay, play-doh, wood, metal, hair, horse hair, food, and anything else.  We still have those manager’s and drag them out each Christmas to talk about and of course laugh about what took place while they were making them.
  • Another year we asked them to put together a ‘Memory Lane’ album/box and include their walk with Jesus.  They brought homemade boxes filled with memory verses that they found and felt they were important to everyone in the family.  They brought pictures with fond memories of that moment that they cherished.  We still have those albums/boxes and drag them out every Christmas too.
  • One year we had the families make the crescent rolls into images from the Bible and we baked them, this was one of the funniest times.  So glad they explained what each roll really was after baking them! .
  • But every year, we celebrate JESUS in our prayers and lives together.


The Woerners are so Blessed to have Jesus in our family!

Deuteronomy 6:4-6 “Hear, O Israel:  The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.”
Holiday seasons and life seasons continually change. This world, demands our attention and we comply. However Christmas should be non-negotiable, we Christians need to hold true to the Bible.

Mark 12:29-31 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

So, ‘What should our Christmas celebration look like?’ How can we keep The birth of Jesus Christ on top of our celebration list, when our list may not even have Jesus on it?


So as Christ followers,  how do we show our love for our Lord and who is our most important neighbor? The way we conduct our celebration over this Christmas holiday will determine the answer. (It is our choice)


2016 Woerner Christmas List

  1. Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ

Consider and Discuss:

What is on your Christmas list this year?

Where is Jesus on that list? How can He move up?


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Published by Pastor Dave Johnson

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Lori, Proud Father to 6 great kids, Co-Pastor of Kalamazoo Community Church. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan.

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