It has been said, "The object of preaching is, constantly to remind mankind of what mankind is constantly forgetting...." * Pastor Lance D. Sparks has brought together reminders of God's love for us in these twelve written messages taken from sermons he has preached at Christ Community Church during the last twenty-eight years of Resurrection and Christmas seasons. This is his third collection of seasonal messages produced in book form. While each sermon stands on its own, they build on each other to give believers a rich desire to Contemplate the Christ. *Smith, Sydney. Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895). p. 476. Pastor Lance D. Sparks received his training at Washington Bible College, Lanham, Maryland, and at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana. He is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of Christ Community Church in West Covina, California. He, his wife Laurie, and two of their eight children live in Fontana, California. Pastor Lance's personal desire is to motivate believers to follow the foremost commandment, "and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength" (Mark 12:30). He is the Bible teacher on Living Word Radio Broadcast Ministry in Southern California. For more information visit www.ccc-online.org.