Psalm 119:9

Psalm 119:9 - How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Life And Death In Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody! Okay, I'm a little late, but you might as well listen to me anyway.
Yesterday at church, Mr. Fowler stressed that even though we traditionally celebrate Christ's birth on this
holiday, It is his death that we are commanded to proclaim, because without his death and resurrection,
all is vanity (1 Corinthians 15:17).
  We should rejoice in his birth, but even more so we should rejoice in his death and resurrection, for those
bring about divine forgiveness and new life in all those who believe. We should tell others about "the reason
for the season", but we must never omit the core reason for His coming, which was "to seek and to save
that which was lost" (Luke 19:10)! He came to die the death, and suffer the wrath, that we all deserved
(Romans 5:8-11). So in this Holiday season, as we offer thanks to God for Christ's birth, let us continually
praise Him for the reason that He came, for the life that is freely given to all who repent of their sins and
believe in Him; that He is the only Savior, the only Way, Truth and Life!

          "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him
           should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to
           condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever
           believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already,
           because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
             And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the
           darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does
           wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be
           exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly
           seen that his works have been carried out in God." - John 3:16-21

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