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In the Jimmy Stewart movie
"It's A Wonderful Life", we are told,
"Every time you hear a bell ring,
an angel gets his wings".
Christmas is the bell
God uses to remind us
a savior was born,
and by our faith in Jesus,
we have been redeemed
to live forever.
Jesus was born 2000 years ago and yet we continue to celebrate his birthday every year with
a world-wide celebration known as Christmas. There were over 300 scriptures from the Old
Testament that foretold of his coming even as far back as the Book Of Genesis.
Adam and Eve were born sinless and were suppose to live forever, but they brought the curse of death upon themselves and all generations by believing Satan and not believing God.
This curse of death was not taken away by the sacrifice of animals on the altar or good deeds. The only thing that had the promise of restoring the relationship between man and God was faith... like the faith of Abraham or Moses.
God has revealed from the scriptures that:
He has a Son, the Messiah, who is Jesus.
Another part of God is the Holy Spirit.
All three persons,
Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit .... is God!
If this is starting to sound like science fiction, keep one thing in mind. God created
the universe and everything in it. It's his game board and we are his pieces even though
God has given us free will!
We are like the ant searching for food. It crawls across a computer keyboard and has no idea what it is, how it's used, and who is using it. In the same way we have no idea of God's plans or how he makes them work!
What we know about God is what He has revealed to us through scripture.
Much has been revealed in the scriptures about the Messiah: They say,
God will send his son Jesus to live on the earth as a man and announce the coming of a New Kingdom, where the curse of death does not exist.
Jesus will reign there as King forever. But before the curse of death can be wiped out, Jesus, the sinless man, will be tempted by Satan and be found worthy to be called 'Son Of God'. Since it is sin that causes death, only Jesus, who is without sin, would have to suffer and be put to death by a world that was deep in sin.
Let me add here that
GOD DOES NOT DO WHAT HE HATES
and he did not kill his only son! It was the free will of Jesus to do this. Jesus knew what was going to
happen to him and told his disciples many times.
He could have avoided it, but being the second part of the Trinity - ( Father, Son & Holy Spirit ) that is God, he knew the only way to wipe out death was to take the sin of the world upon himself and die. When he did this, he was victorious over death and was raised back to life.
Now, anyone who believes that the Father sent Jesus to take our sins, has been put right with God, just like it was before Satan deceived Adam and Eve.
That is why Jesus told his followers when he raised Lazarus from death:
"I am the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in me
will live even though he dies;
and everyone who lives and
believes in me will never die."
We still live in a world that is under the curse of death, but we've seen Jesus' victory
If we believe that the Father sent Jesus to take our sins, even if we die in this world and go to him, we can be certain that we will return with him when he comes to set up his Kingdom here on earth.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
Paraphrased Quotes From Jesus
January---------Lazarus And The Rich Man
February-------The Greatest Commandment ("about love")
March-----------The Lost Sheep / The Lost Son
April-------------Meaning Of Easter / 3 Examples From Jesus
May--------------The Worry Of Daily Life
June-------------The Ten Lepers
July--------------The Good Samaritan
August----------How To Give and How To Pray
September-----The Un-believing Towns
October---------Signs Revealing Christ's Return To Earth
November------The Last Supper
December------Why We Should Celebrate Christmas
January--------The Things That Make A Person Unclean
February-------Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce
March-----------Jesus Chooses The Apostles
April-------------The Coming Persecutions For The Believers
May--------------Jesus Feeds 5000 Men ( part 1 )
June-------------Jesus Walks On The Water ( part 2 )
July--------------The Bread Of Life ( part 3 )
August----------The Meaning Of The Cross
September-----Jonah And The Whale
October---------Jesus And The Devil ( Satan )
November------Jesus And The Sabbath ( The Day Of Rest )
December------The Christmas Story ( The Birth Of Jesus )
There are at least 66 books that make up the bible. Sometimes, trying to follow a storyline is difficult because there are books that
are good for support and prayer like Wisdom, Job, Psalms,
and Proverbs. They take you away from the story.
I have put the Storyline of the Bible into 19 easy to read pages that you can print out!
And now you can listen... FREE! to the Storyline read by Kathy Bird. It's streamed mp3 so you can listen to it easily, even if you have dial up. The story includes references so you can find the topics... in just about any version of the Bible.
If you ever wanted to know what the Bible
is all about, here is your chance!
If you don't have a bible, just use Bible Gateway
( IT'S FREE )
Have you ever wondered if there is a God? One who is responsible for the creation of the universe and all living things.
These are some of the stories of easy salvation.
No speaking in tongues, no being baptised with water,
just turn away from your sinful life, and believe that GOD The Father
sent his son JESUS to die on a cross and take all YOUR SINS away.
'For GOD loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.'
This is a beautiful prayer at anytime of the day or for those gathered at your table for a meal.
Lord, I have come to you for protection;
never let me be defeated!
Because you are righteous,
help me and rescue me,
Listen to me and save me!
There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers ....
"My children, when you come to serve
the Lord, prepare yourself for trials."
( A reading from “The Wisdom Of Sirach” )
A friend was brought here from Canada when she was 5 years old and both her parents became citizens but sixty years later, she has to apply for citizenship because the laws have changed since she was young!
How do I start to have a daily meaningful relationship with God? The first requirement is to believe there is a God !
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