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Christmas (Birth of Christ Jesus)

John 1:1,14 KJV

"1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..."

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ Jesus.  John 1:1,14 KJV "1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."  1 Timothy 2:5-6 KJV "5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."

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March 11th, 2016

Official Live video for "Noel (feat. Lauren Daigle)" by Chris Tomlin.  'ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship', the brand new Christmas album from Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin - Noel (Live) ft. Lauren Daigle
December 20th, 2015
The fullness of the time - Christmas

The lesson on December 20, 2015 was a Christmas message looking at the fullness of the time.  When celebrating Christmas, we should acknowledge the fact that God became flesh and dwelt among us when he declared in the fullness of time God sent forth His Son that we might receive the adoption of sons. There are many passages that speak to the fullness that we receive when we accept Christ as our savior and through right division, we can appreciate this even more as members of His body, where Christ is the head.  Listen to this lesson for Christmas so you may be filled with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places for this Christmas and beyond when you have life in Christ.  The scripture reading was in Galatians 4:1-5 KJV

The Fullness of the time - Christmas 2015
December 21st, 2014
Christmas 2014

The lesson on December 21, 2014 was on Christmas. This message studied how the Word existed before anything was created, is God and then became flesh and tabernaceled with us.  Christ was born of the virgin Mary without the sin inheritance from Adam passed onto every human at conception.  Since Christ Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit, he was born without original sin.  He lived a sinless life and gave up his life so we may live, if we accept the gift that God gave us in his Son. The scripture reading was from Luke 1:1-4 KJV "1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed."

Christmas Message 2014
December 22nd, 2013
X-mas

The message on December 22, 2013 was a break from the Ephesians study and celebrated Christmas time. We learned the correct interpretation of the phrase "Xmas" which turns out that it isn't a modern convention at all. It was used commonly in 16th-century Europe, when many people began using the term "Christos," the Greek translation for Christ, to refer to Jesus. The letter chi in the Greek alphabet is symbolized by an X and translates to "ch." So along with the Greek letter rho for "r", the term Xmas was used to refer to the birth of Jesus as an informed abbreviation, not an offensive one. Xmas was a way for Christian scholars to refer to Jesus respectfully in an ancient language -- not to disrespect his name with a harsh symbol by simply X-ing out Christ at Christmas.  However, that is a current trend in the world today.  Christmas time is the celebration of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the reason for the season.  This message teaches why Jesus came, and what He achieved on the cross.  The fullness of time was discussed and we learn about time in the bible.  It is Christmas time and this message celebrates the fullness and how the Gentiles fit into it. The scripture reading was from Galatians 4:4-5 KJV

Christmas Time
December 18th, 2011

The lesson on December 18, 2011 was part 3 of "Christmas the Philippian Way".  The scripture reading was from Philippians 2:5-11 KJV "5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

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December 15th, 2006

I love this time of the year. It is one of two times that the populated world is brought to face some facts about Jesus Christ. The other time is Easter. I am fully aware of all the unspiritual and unscriptural things that surround these times, but they surround every day. Every year for centuries, men are reminded that God came to earth to die for the sins of men. Every year for centuries, men are reminded that Jesus Christ arose from the dead to guarantee the believers in Him a better home in heaven.

December 1st, 2009

“And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. [7] And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. [8] And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. [9] 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.

December 12th, 2010

It’s that great time of the year again. It seems the years are getting much shorter. When I was young, I thought Christmas would never get here. As my age has increased the years have grown shorter. What hasn’t changed is the thrill of remembering His birth. Commercialism seems to increase each year. Christmas decorations are displayed before Thanksgiving. The quest for the almighty dollar has not dulled the announcement of the Saviour.

December 15th, 2011

“But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Galatians 4:4-5

December 15th, 2014

Christmas is here again.!  I love this time of year and…yes…I am familiar with all of the problems, both real and imagined.  There is the commercialism, the falsehoods presented for facts and the multitudes who pay no attention to Christ's birth.

No, I do not believe that the tree in Jeremiah 10:1-5 is the Christmas tree.  I have never seen a tree with real "silver and gold," only silver and gold tinsel, and if you think they are the same, I would like to trade some silver and gold tinsel for your gold and silver.

Publications

Real Christmas Story

This pamphlet is made up of three distinct lessons organized into four chapters. The lessons are taken from past teachings, plus the involvement of fragmentary truths from other lessons on prophecy and certain related points of admonition.

  • Part One has to do with dating data, specifically the timing of our Lord’s conception.
  • Part Two deals with the birth of Christ
  • Part Three covers the tradition of the Wise Men
  • Part Four summaries the lessons presented and invokes some thought for the reader.
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