Category Archives: Christmas
John 15:7&16 “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! …You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.”
When you are fruitful, Jesus says, you will be extremely powerful. “…so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” Whatever means whatever. Also, note that the phrase “using my name” is not just about appending the Name of Jesus to a statement or rounding up prayers with Read the rest of this entry
Gen. 22:2 “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”
Today, we will pick up from the final thought from yesterday which is, God wants you and I to understand that Immanuel means God is with us. God saw us even before Jesus was conceived and He knew that we would not be Hebrew speaking. Read the rest of this entry
Heb.2:10 “God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation”.
God wants us to take His gifts to men. I know that when we say things like this, some people really cannot wrap their minds around it because they too are in need. Read the rest of this entry
Eph.2:14 “For Christ himself has brought peace to us …in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us”[with emphasis].
It is when we receive this gift from God, which is Jesus Christ, that we experience a three-fold peace. And the three-fold peace is peace with God, peace with self and peace with other people. When people do not fully embrace this gift, they struggle with having peace with God. Read the rest of this entry
“For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.” Rom.9:15-16 [emphasis added]
It is a very special season particularly because we are transitioning into a new year. I strongly believe that by the time we have transitioned into the New Year, God’s favour would have transformed our lives totally. What separates people from the pack is the favour of God and that favour will rest immensely on you. As believers, we are products of grace. Grace is so Read the rest of this entry
“Because you are special to Me and I love you, I gladly give up other peoples in exchange for you; They are trivial by comparison to your weighty significance” Isa.43:4 [Voice]
Man was not the first of God’s creation to rebel against God. Lucifer and a third of the angels turned their back on God. They rebelled against God. But when satan [as he is known now] fell, God did not come to save him. In fact, his judgment awaits him. But when man fell, God came for us. That is love and that is Christmas in a nutshell. Jesus came to save us. So every time a savior Read the rest of this entry
“But the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people . The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today” Luke 2:10-11[emphasis added].
Since Christmas is about good news, what then is the good news about Christmas? Is the good news the supernatural birth by a virgin? Or is the good news the fact that there is a lot of feasting in this season? Or is the good news the gifts you have received or are about to receive? What is the good news about Christmas? I will illustrate this with a story. I went to a boarding school in Read the rest of this entry
“But the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David” Luke 2:10-11 [emphasis added]
If we all agree that Jesus came to this world, then, I submit to you that the exact day is not important. In fact, we can celebrate Christmas every day and it will still be relevant! So why would we allow a tradition that started up from a non-Christian background and we would adopt it as a day to celebrate Christ? It is simply because you need to meet the culture where they are Read the rest of this entry
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” Isa.9:6 [KJV]
We can never thank God enough for what Christmas represents to every believer. I pray that the purpose of Christmas will be fulfilled in your Life, in Jesus Name. It is so powerful to go into God’s Presence and to celebrate the reason for life – Christ, the Son of the Living God. Christmas is the reason really for living because of what it signifies. It is because of Christmas that we have Read the rest of this entry
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16
The most popular scripture in the Bible is, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 [emphasis added]. What actually motivated God to give Jesus to us was love. Jesus said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost” Luke 19:10 [emphasis added]. Please Read the rest of this entry