December 2008

Dear Church Visitor,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

The Christmas Story:

The First Advent of Christ  “SAVIOR”

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manager; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

 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.

And the angel said unto them, " Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

"And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manager".

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men".

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, "Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us".

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manager.

Luke 2: 1-16 (KJV)

The Second Advent of Christ  “JUDGE”

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.

His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.

He was clothed with a robe dripped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He strikes the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:


 Revelation 19: 11-16 (NKJ)

Dear Heavenly Father,

We know the day will come that You will judge each one of us for our sins. I'm so thankful that Jesus came to this earth to teach us, to suffer, and to die for our sins. Jesus is truly the sacrificial lamb, and He rose from the dead on the 3rd day. Amazingly, just by asking Him into our heart as Lord and Savior, we have new hope, and no fear of your judgment. Jesus Christ is the greatest gift ever bestowed upon mankind. He is more precious that all the gold and silver in the world. A trillion plus dollars gift, or whatever this world could possibly offer, will not replace Jesus. Thank you Father for this wonderful gift.
In Jesus name. Amen

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