Archive for December, 2013

All Things Become New

December 31, 2013

Today is New Years Eve. A lot of people will be out celebrating and partying, not thinking or caring about The Lord. Many make resolutions that will be broken in a week or two, but true followers of Christ look forward to serving Him and being obedient in the coming year.
Let us use this time to recommit our time and talent to Serving Our Savior.
God gave us a new beginning when He sent His Son, Jesus to die on the cross. When we accepted Him old things passed away and all things became new in our lives.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Witnessing in the New Year

December 30, 2013

The soul winners at SOS Events, witnessing in events for many years, believe that in half of churches in America 50% of church members will never see heaven.
Isn’t it a shame that the churches of today send missionaries all over the world but do not send people out right here in America to tell others about Jesus Christ. The problem is that most Christians believe that it is someone else who must share the gospel. Not everyone that hears will be saved but they need to have the choice. The Bible says everyone must HEAR the gospel and then the Holy Spirit will bring them into the kingdom of God. It is every Christian’s responsibility to be a witness.
This new year, why don’t we ask God to bring to us the opportunity to witness and to see people be saved.
Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

A New Year Coming

December 29, 2013

2013 is almost over. Just a few more days to reflect on this past year. Every year has both joy and sorrow. Maybe this year there was a new birth in your family, or you had a promotion on your job or moved into a new house. Think of the joy that you had this past year.
Then there may have been sorrow, a death in the family that has left a huge hole in your heart, or maybe you lost your job or your house is foreclosed.
Contrasts in life is a normal thing for man. The good news is that there is a new year coming that is like a blank canvas. God will bring some blessings and He may allow some sorrow, but it is always exciting to look forward to the new year and know that God will direct our path if we trust Him.
Proverbs 3:6
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

John the Baptist

December 28, 2013

John the Baptist knew who Jesus was and declared it to everyone who would listen. He was a witness. Those of us who are saved also know who Jesus is and what He has done for us, we have a responsibility to tell others.
Ask The Lord to give you opportunity to tell someone about Him today.
John 1:34
And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

The Best Gift

December 27, 2013

Did you receive a gift for Christmas that you really liked?
Do you remember a gift you got last year? Most of us do not remember past gifts unless it was something really special that has sentimental meaning.
There is one gift, that if you have received it, you will not forget and it is something that will last for eternity.
The Lord Jesus. Today reflect on the verse, John 1:12.

John 1:12
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Encouragement from Simeon

December 26, 2013

For most of us Christmas is over, the presents have been unwrapped, the family has departed, the feasting is done. It may be a time when a feeling of disappointment or sadness has replaced the expectation that you felt just yesterday.
Now is the time to remember that the blessings of Christmas did not end with the birth of Jesus. That was just the beginning.
Mary and Joseph took Him to the temple, when He was 8 days old. They met a old man named Simeon who would not see death until he saw the Messiah. When he held baby Jesus he knew that
Jesus was One who the Holy Spirit had promised. Simeon said in Luke 2:30 “For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.”
Today be encouraged, Jesus came to bring us salvation and give us joy and peace in our hearts.

Merry Christmas Christ the Savior is Born

December 25, 2013

May God bless your day today. From a Christmas program many years ago, a little 3 year old boy.
I’m not very big
Or very tall you see
But to the dear Lord Jesus
I give all of me.
The best gift you can GIVE today is yourself to the Savior.
Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

The Wise Men

December 24, 2013

The wise men came a long distance to find the new King. They had seen a star and followed it until they came to the house where Jesus was, then worshiped Him, brought Him costly gifts, and obeyed when they were warned to go back a different way because Herod wanted to kill Jesus.
There is a phrase that is often repeated, “Wise men still seek Him.”
Our prayer is that as you celebrate Christmas you are seeking Him. If you do not know Jesus personally, He is waiting for you to come to Him. If you do know Him, worship Him, that is the greatest gift you can give to Him.

Matthew 2:11
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

The Shepherds

December 23, 2013

Shepherds were just ordinary people, doing a lowly job, keeping watch over sheep. Why them? The greatest message of all time and God chose the average working man to hear the good news.
God is not a respecter of persons. Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords came to all people regardless of position, prosperity or power.
The angel gave this message to the shepherds.
Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

No Room

December 22, 2013

No room in the inn. The town was crowded because of the many people coming to pay their taxes and there was no room for this young woman who was great with child. Did you ever wonder what the innkeeper thought after the birth of Jesus? He is never mentioned in scripture but surely there must have been a lot of talk about a baby born in the stable.
No room. Today, there are people who say the same thing, no room in their hearts for Jesus.
Christmas is a few days away and let us make sure that Jesus is the main focus in our heart and in our home.
Luke 2:7
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.