Almighty God, you have made yourself known in your Son, Jesus, redeemer of the world. We pray that his birth as a human child will set us free from the old slavery of our sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
TRAIN… TRAIN MORE… TRAIN EVEN MORE… (allday…everyday)
Wow… really… Please excuse my bluntness… HOWEVER, what is with that CRAZINESS in Germany??? In Turkey??? In Switzerland???
YES… i will read for Our Christmas Eve service and would love to see some of my friends in Harrisburg attend… Please check this post throughout your week, as I WILL post the scriptures I WILL read to the congregation later this week…
IN THE MEANTIME…
I want to share with you a beautiful story… It is a story of a new hope… 🙂 MAY I SHARE THIS WITH YOU???
Christ Born of Mary
2 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Glory in the Highest
8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
Let me point out something that jumped out at me… THE ANGEL SAID “goodwill toward men”… (Luke 2:14)
WHAT KIND OF EVIL BELIEVES THAT KILLING OTHER HUMAN BEINGS (RUNNING OVER THEM WITH A TRUCK) BRINGS FORTH A GREATER REWARD IN THE AFTERLIFE???
Peace out… Hope to see you Saturday!!!
It is what it is… YES…
I was reading the book of Job written in the Old Testament of OUR HOLY BIBLE…
SPECIFICALLY THE 36th CHAPTER…
I had no idea who Elihu was until I read… That’s a cool name…
Well… The Post Office must be busy delivering Christmas gifts; hence, I did not receive those readings in the mail that I want to share with you…
SOOO… I DROVE TO THE OFFICE AND GOT A COPY…
The First One Reads…
2 The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.
3 You have multiplied the nation
And increased its joy;
They rejoice before You
According to the joy of harvest,
As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of Midian.
5 For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
Will be used for burning and fuel of fire.
6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
TRAIN… TRAIN MORE… TRAIN EVEN MORE… (allday… everyday)
Hmmm… I WANT MORE TIME!
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