Thursday, December 22, 2011

The best gift for Christmas!

Yay! It's the holidays! I absolutely love the holidays, specially Christmas. It gives me a picture of families and friends together, everyone singing hymns, sharing gifts, and laughing together.  Not to sound cheesy, but Christmas is so special! Why? Because 2,000 years ago, the most precious, amazing, perfect, gift was given to mankind. This gift was the Lord Jesus Christ! How precious is the fact that the Son of God became a man, so that man can become sons of God! No one could have thought of a greater gift. Getting things from your family and friends are great, I love it! It lets me know that there's people who thought about me and care...but HELLO!!!! God cares the most! He gave the most!
"For God SO LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son so that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life."
Let's remember... We did nothing to deserve this precious gift. We sinned, turned our backs on God, and we ignored the one who crafted us and gives our every breathe. He did what he did, not because we deserved it, or that He needs us, but because he loves us more than any word can ever describe. So what more could you ask for? Without us deserving it, He gave us his SON, eternal love, and eternal LIFE!
Can someone say HALLELUJAH?!
Besides opening presents, can this Christmas be a time to thank God for the love, mercy, and grace that He shows us? For His son that he sent? For the price Jesus paid on Calvary? Remember, things of this earth fade away (including presents!) but what Jesus did will stand forever, making us the sons and daughters of God to live for His glory, and to be with our heavenly Father forever! :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Glory of the Gospel!

Paul had been beaten, mocked, ship-wrecked, chased out of town, and imprisoned for the sake of the Gospel. Yet he had never wavered from carrying forward the Gospel message. His life had been completely transformed when he encountered the glorified Christ on the road to Damascus. One glimpse of the risen Lord left Paul with only one message--that of faith in Jesus Christ. Faith is not dependent on keeping rules and regulations. The Pharisees had already been convicted of that crime by Jesus Himself.

Faith is not dependent on human righteousness. Isaiah 64:6 declares that all our righteousness are as filthy rags in the sight of the Lord. Faith is belief in the atoning work of Jesus accomplished at Calvary and evidenced by His Resurrection. Faith comes by hearing the Gospel. Gospel means good news. Paul knew that to obtain faith, a person must hear the good news of Jesus Christ.

If Paul and So may other people, even now all around the World are beaten, mocked, ship-wrecked, chased out of town, and imprisoned for the sake of the Gospel.

It is a shame to me, that in the Bible people gave everything all for a moment of God's Glory and I can't even give up the little things! Lord Help us to Never be ashamed but preach God everywhere all the time! That we may understand the Glory of His Gospel!