An Independent Baptist Church in Dover, DE
A spotlight is something that focuses attention on something or someone special. Movie stars may find themselves in the spotlight. Everyone wants to see what they are doing and what they will say or what they are wearing. A new car may be in the spotlight in a showroom. It’s new features and modern design catch the eye of everyone. Bright lights shining on whatever is new, famous or popular.
We often say that Christ was born in obscurity; in a little town called Bethlehem and in a stable. He was placed in a feed trough called a manger. No dignitaries were there to greet his arrival from Heaven – just shepherds who happened to be out in the field that night.
One thing we shouldn’t miss though – the spotlight that night at Jesus' birth. “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2:9-13). The spectacular glory of uncountable angels, the shout of their praise that thundered across the sky, and the bright shining star that was to guide the wise men – it was a spotlight, a spotlight on one of the greatest things ever. Someone had come into the world who was Jesus – “the Lord saves”, Emmanuel – “God with us”, Christ – “the Anointed one.”
Jesus Christ the Lord, our Emmanuel deserved the spotlight at His birth, and He deserves the spotlight today – in our lives, in our homes, in our communities, in our churches….and in our Christmas!
We are so glad you have visited our web page. It is our desire to celebrate God and the hope He gives. We have some audio messages on the Audio Message page. We have our services and location posted. A lot is happening at Maranatha for the glory of God. Stop by and visit. It is a privilege to have a ministry in your life through this web page and through the ministry of Maranatha Baptist Church!
Christmas Choir and Hand Bell Choir Presentation - December 22nd at 11am
Children's Christmas Program - December 22nd at 6pm
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service - December 24th at 6pm