Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Preparation’s for Christmas?

Black Friday to Christmas Eve!

The mad rush now for the Christmas season has began with American style hype over their sales? But this is more than the season of merriment, it is also the time for scammers to be at work online for those unsuspecting bargain hunters?

In this mad rush and as the days near what is now termed the holidays, it seems each year the world looses sight of what this season is really about? Cards, trees, Santa, snowmen, are all slowly replacing, the baby Jesus born of the virgin, the wise men, shepherds and the truth of God giving to us the free gift of His one and only Son Jesus!

Isaiah 9:6-7,    Matthew 1:23,    Luke  1:27,    2 Corinthians 11:2.

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Christmas Preperations.

It’s that time of the year Again.

The lights, the tree, the cards and the rush to go mad from black friday to Christmas eve buying gifts for self, family and friends? Many of us run around like headless chickens this time of the year, excited for the holidays, without any consideration for the birth of the person we are celebrating?

Many people today don’t want anything to do with religion or Christianity and yet they will be the first to demand tradition? This has to be this way and that, because thats what they once had?

God apointed a time in human history for His son Jesus to enter to bring salvation and atonement to both His people Israel and redemption to the world! He has done this because He loves and he wants to see all people brought into fellowship with Him.

There is loves of many kinds, but His is unconditional, this does not mean that we can continue on in our sins? Because loving us does not mean He loves our failures!

Matthew 9:13,  Luke 2:14,  John 3:16.

NO GOD?

Foolishness.

Many people today trust in things, sex, material goods, property, land, pets, but they claim no faith or beliefe in God?

There are many who claim to know God, they do good deeds and works, they are pious and religious and they try to be good living.

There is a God, who we remember every Christmas and Easter, that sent His one and only son to bring us back by His sacrifice for our failure into relationship with the Father.

Proverbs 1:7,  22,  Amos 5:4,  Matthew 3:2,  Mark 9:31,  Luke 13:32,  Acts 4;12,  2 Corinthians 6:2.

‘Christmas is a Coming. Part-Four.

Remember and Act.

In the made rush up to the big day we tend to forget that not everyone, even around where we live is looking forward. Other religions we know do not believe, but their are many who hurt for various reasons and this season may be the last straw for them.

It is easy to remember the past and sufferings in other lands, but homelessness and poverty is all around us. We need to stop look and help, even a mince pie, a card and a hello to a neighbor may be enough to save them this Christmas.

Psalm 26:3,    71:19,   Matthew 6:2-4,   Luke 6:24,   Acts 20:24,  24:2,    Hebrews 8:12,   

1 Peter 3:8, 2 Peter 1:7.

‘Christmas is Coming. Part-One.

The reality of it.

Today we are being told that the Christmas season has started and its the middle of November. But that is advertising for you, businesses want to you to start shopping now and many of us do not want to face that last minute rush in the shops.

But what does Christmas mean to most people today? Is it about presents, eating and drinking, angels, father Christmas, snowmen all withouth the true meaning. without the ‘baby jesus, born of the Virgin Mary.   Luke 2:6-19.

Christmas. Part-One.

The names and attributes of Jesus.

Isaiah 9:6-7.

Wonderful Councellor.  Isaiah 28:9, Colossians 2:3.

Mighty God.  Isaiah 45:24-25, 1 John 5:20.

Everlasting Father.  Isaiah 8:18, Hebrews 2:13-14.

Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 11:6-9, Hebrews 13:20.

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