Georgianna Hook

November 30, 2017 

The Inn Crowd: Joseph
I believe that everyone can be found in the manger scene, its why we called our Advent series the Inn Crowd. We all can be found at the scene of this unlikely way God chooses to save the world. Some are a part of God's family already, like Mary and Joseph. Some are marginalized by culture and circumstances, outsiders to the faith, outcasts from the world, like the Shepherds. Some are seeking, knowing there has to be something more, something deeper, like the Wise Men who come. Some are like the Inn Keeper, who fails to recognize the opportunity in front of him, and makes no room either in his home or his heart for the Christ child. And every Nativity Scene I have ever seen has a Donkey...I hope none of us are the Christmas Donkey. The fact is Joseph is a remarkable man of God and yet he has no lines in the Christmas story. What he does have is unwavering obedience. I think the Kingdom of God is desperately searching for more than a few good men, Godly men, men of integrity and character, men of action, men who are honorable and men who can be trusted with your wife and sister. Increasingly, there seems to be fewer of these men in our world. I rarely do this, but I believe this is one of those sermons that every man in our church should be present to hear. As men, we need to be asking what kind of man am I? What kind of father am I? What kind of husband am I? Who am I modeling my manhood after? I think every young unmarried woman in our church needs to be here to hear it. Because there is a kind of man you should want, and to settle for anything less might just get you less than God desired you to have. The Biblical Simple Christmas is a powerful story, and we are all in it. Sunday we will look at one of the really good guys of faith...Joseph!

Simple Christmas gift offering opportunities this year will be:
Family Promise of Brevard, Heart of Texas Foundation, 
Brevard Heart Foundation and Cancer Care Foundation.
 Envelopes will be available in the courtyard. If you have any questions, please email us at or feel free to  
call at (321) 452-7523!   
Tabitha's House
Sign a Christmas card in the Courtyard for our daughters in Haiti and pick up an updated prayer card on Sunday morning! 

Children's Ministry  
*Nursery during 11:15 service 
Family Advent calendars will be given away on  
Sunday in the children's wing 
If you interested or have questions about  
volunteering in Children's Ministry
please contact Kelly at 452-7523 or 
6:00 - 8:00 pm on Sunday - meal provided 
6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday - meal provided 

Free Support and education being provided 
by Hospice of St. Francis
12/7:  Micco Library- 2:00-2:30 PM
12/12:  Melbourne Beach Library - 2:00-2:30 PM
12/12: Suntree Library - 6:00-7:30 PM
12/13:  West Melbourne Library - 2:00-2:30 PM
To Register: Call Karen McNally:  321-269-4240

Important Dates and Information:
Early Registration Dates 
October 24, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - $75
After December 31, the cost is $85
Deadline for registration is January 6.
Upward Basketball is a ministry of 
First Baptist Church of Merritt Island.  
You can register on-line at  

  Pastor Calhoun continues the study on Acts.
Soup & fellowship starts at 6:30 pm 
followed by worship & teaching at 7 pm.
  December 13


3925 South Tropical Trail

Merritt Island, FL  32952