Celebrating the first arrival of Christ


In each article, I seek to share some insight from God’s word. A word of encouragement, or perhaps a word of challenge, but always seeking to share something which God has shared with me through His Word about Jesus the Christ, His Anointed One.

In this article, I am breaking from this tradition to share with you something about our church.

First, I would like to extend an invitation to share in our Christmas Eve celebration.

“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11


Dec. 24, 6:30 pm: Come enjoy a narrated candlelight service depicting the Nativity account with candles representing various people associated with the nativity, intermingled with traditional Christmas carols and hymns, followed a Communion Service. (See below for location)

Secondly, I would like to share something about the church that I shepherd.

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25

Gallup Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational Christian Church that identifies with the Restoration Movement. The Bible is the standard for how we see the world and helps us understand the way things should be.

The Church isn’t to be a social club, a hospital for the sick, a haven for the saints or any other cliché you may have heard. The local church is to be Jesus’ representative(s) here on earth sharing His Gospel (Good News) and loving others sacrificially as Jesus did.

Jesus and the Father never intended for their relationship in our lives to be something we add-on, but rather to transform our entire lives. They also intended for us to live this new life out in relationship with others who know them, for encouragement and to build one another up. We are called to be and act as one body, The Body of Christ on earth.

The calling of the Church is to bring glory to God by: Loving God, loving our neighbor/one another, and teaching others how to follow Jesus with their lives. If you do not already have a church home, we invite to visit us and see how we live this out. Below are some of the best times to join us:

Sunday Morning Service (10:15 am)—Sermon Series: Ephesians—Our relationship(s) as Christians. (1st quarter)

Sunday, Ladies’ Study (5 pm)–Fruit of the Spirit (weekly)

Tuesday, Men’s Brotherhood (6 pm)—Biblical Manhood (weekly)

Wednesday, Bible Study (7 pm)—Survey of Bible (weekly, 16 weeks)

To join us or for more information, contact us at: Gallup Christian Church, 501 S. Cliff Dr. Phone: (505) 863-5620. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

By Bill Emmerling
Pastor-Gallup Christian Church