Ministry and Prayer Updates – December 2014

Dearest Partner in Grace,

Happy and Blessed season of Advent!

Christ our Lord – God’s Holy Son and our Messiah – has come! Jesus came to us first as a baby boy destined to be God’s man, the only holy and wholly obedient one, who was born to die for the forgiveness of our sins. A love far beyond our understanding. Mercy and grace far beyond anything we deserve. Yet! Jesus came, humble and obedient. Jesus came, with power and authority. Jesus came, healing, freeing and transforming lives. Jesus came, saving His people from their sins. Jesus came to save you and me! Jesus came, crushing the power of sin and death through His outrageously brutal and sacrificial death and through His victorious and eternal resurrection! And Jesus will come again! All praise be to our God!

May each one of us more deeply and more fully – and maybe even for the first time – understand what Christmas is all about: The birth of Jesus is the tangible and observable evidence of our God’s interrupting, intervening work of redemption, restoration and renewal unfolding in human history. Jesus, God’s Holy Son, was born to us as a human being, coming to us as our Immanuel, God with us, with a divine purpose and an eternal plan to accomplish! Jesus grew as the Son of Man, fully trusting and obeying His God and Father every moment of His life, even to the point of death on a cross so that we who are lost in our sins and destined to die in our mortality would be saved and given the gift of eternal life with our God. Our Heavenly Father did all this because of His amazing, incomprehensible and unfailing love for each and every one of us! This Christmas, may each of us celebrate the humble birth of Jesus as He came to us as our Messiah and Savior! May each of us celebrate with great hope as we await His triumphant coming again as our King of kings and Lord of lords to take us with Him to our eternal home!  All praise be to our God!

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45

Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 
Mark 14:61-62
Celebrating the birth of Grace Moments in book form!
Many of you may know that as of November 25 Grace Moments – a daily journey with God has been available to order! Thank you to all who have already done just that! We pray that many, many people will get a copy for themselves, give copies to others – and all who read Grace Moments will be deeply encouraged to live out their faith journeys – moment by moment – in the love, grace and truth of our Lord Jesus Christ! 

Grace Moments is ideal for personal devotionals and for group studies, offering 366 calendar days of God’s Word and daily personal reflections and teachings written by Sylane Mack, plus 366 pages for you to journal, write out notes (put in photos or whatever) right alongside each daily devotional.

Think about who you’ll want to give copies of Grace Moments to for this Christmas as a meaningful way to welcome in the New Year, and every new day, with God’s grace!

Grace Moments is available via: Createspace.com/5006540 and Amazon and on Kindle.
 OUR NEXT EVENTS!
December 6This Saturday! – Sylane Mack will be speaking at the Women’s Christmas Tea held at A Church of Living Hope in Langhorne, PA with Teresa Warren fabulously serving as our TBG Team Member. This will be a beautiful time to quiet our souls, enjoy a lovely tea (or coffee!) and fellowship with other women. This will be a deeply meaningful time to reflect on the amazing gift of Jesus, our Immanuel – God with us – born to us in human form! Sylane’s talk, O Holy Night!, will encourage each one present to let our God interrupt and intervene in our lives with His holiness, unfailing love, living presence and saving power!
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Contact persons: Sandra Lankford, 215.962.2690; Kristi Haus, 267.566.0663March 2015 – Aberdeen, Scotland – Sylane Mack will be speaking at the Women’s Conference for the Gerrard Street Baptist Church of Aberdeen the weekend of March 13-15 – presenting Harvest of Hearts. Although there will be other TBG events between now and this conference, we are asking for your PRAYERS now for every detail of this international time of ministry. Emma Longhurst, a dear sister in Christ who served in Philadelphia for 3 1/2 years, is the organizer for this conference at her home church in Aberdeen. Jean Heiss, with a mindset open to adventure and heart always ready to serve our Lord Jesus, will be ministering with Sylane for this event and possibly for other events that we pray will get scheduled prior to their time in Aberdeen!
Please join us in PRAYER:
For each person to be deeply moved to trust and follow our God, God’s Word, and God’s Way as they read CONVINCED! – God’s transforming love story written in Sylane’s life.
For each Counseling Session and each Conference Speaking Opportunity – that every person with whom we interact will allow the unfailing love and transforming grace and truth of our Lord Jesus to bring salvation, healing, freedom and renewal to their lives!
That God will open many, many more opportunities for Sylane to speak – locally, nationally and internationally – about the power of God’s love, grace and truth to heal, save and transform every life! You know she’s Convinced! Please let the contacts YOU have know about Transformed by Grace – and the love and healing power of our God that is made known through this ministry!

For each of us who serve on the Board and Staff of TBG to be fully obedient to our Lord Jesus and greatly effective as Christ’s ambassadors!

Please become our Partner in Grace today! God uses you to make everything we do possible as we interact and intervene in many lives! Your prayer and financial support are greatly needed and help in such practical and spiritual ways! Your support prays for and pays for a hurting person’s or a family’s counseling sessions, a Bible or a copy of Convinced!, and other TBG materials, helps churches and organizations, with small budgets or that are far away, offer quality conferences to their congregations and communities when they wouldn’t be able to do so otherwise. Your support keeps our TBG Staff available to so many people who are searching for God’s grace and truth, love and forgiveness, hope and healing!

Connect with Sylane via Facebook!  Like us on Facebook  AND order your copy of CONVINCED!

Remember to join us on the 10th day of each month as we passionately PRAY for God’s life-giving, life-freeing, transforming work to be done in the lives of all with whom we minister – at conferences, counseling sessions, on corners and in coffee shops!
Have a blessed and meaningful Advent season – celebrating the coming of our Messiah!
Much love and many prayers through our Lord Jesus Christ
– on behalf of the Board and Staff of Transformed by Grace!
Sylane Mack