AKINA Community Church


 
Welcome to
 
AKINA Communty Church
 
AKINA is an Ojibwe word for “everyone”. At Akina
 
 Community Church everyone is welcome; all ages,
 
cultures and backgrounds. We gather every week to
 
do what is difficult to do on our own and that is to
 
honor our Creator by giving our full attention (our
 
mind, heart & soul) to Him. We were never meant to
 
walk this trail alone but together. It is our desire that
 
Akina would be a place where you can connect with
 
God and others on this journey. We meet every
 
Saturday 6 to 8pm. We look forward to meeting you.
 
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TODAY'S DEVOTIONS

 
 
 

High Priest of Christmas

Read Hebrews 1:1 through 6:20

Singing Christmas carols about the Infant born in Bethlehem’s manger brings many warm memories and joy during stressful, hectic days of holiday preparation. Today’s passage takes the reader beyond those thoughts to the very purpose for Christmas.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15).

God’s plan for redemption required Jesus to enter the world and experience those things common to all people. He set aside His heavenly state to become a helpless infant, grow as a child, and experience all of the struggles that come with life. As a result of these experiences, He can empathize with the cares and weaknesses of life. These experiences make Him the perfect high priest who can intercede before God for His people. Remembering Christ as the high priest of Christmas helps bring focus to the many details and activities that can crowd out the purpose and joy of Christmas.

Thought for Today: Christ, the great high priest, stands as the reason for the Christmas season.

Quicklook: Hebrews 4:6–16


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