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Thursday, December 24, 2015


John 15:15-19

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, therefore the world hates you.



Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Only two of the four gospels tell about the birth of Jesus, Matthew Chapters 1 & 2 and Luke Chapters 1 & 2.

There are several interesting differences in these two biographies of Jesus. Matthew records the visitations of an angel to Joseph, while Luke records the visitation to Mary.

Matthew records the visit of the wise men to the house without mentioning Jesus' birth in a manger or the visit of the shepherds. Luke records the shepherd's visit to the newborn Jesus in the manger but does not mention the wise men or the killing of the young male children in Jerusalem by Herod.

Mark and John do not give any details at all of Jesus' birth but launch directly into His adult life and ministry. These differences show the magnificent wisdom of the Holy Spirit who, through the works of all four Gospel writers, provides us with the complete story of the life and works of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

May God Bless You During This Holiday Season With True Joy!

God Bless You!
Annie

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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. In what languages were the titles for Jesus written on the cross?

Answer below.

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--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

"He who merits praise he never receives is better off than he who receives praise he never merits."

- Anonymous

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--FEATURED FUNNY:

Gladys Dunn was new in town and decided to visit the church nearest to her new apartment. She appreciated the pretty sanctuary and the music by the choir. But the sermon went on and on. Worse, it wasn't at all interesting.

Glancing around, she saw many in the congregation nodding off. Finally it was over.

After the service, she turned to a still sleepy-looking gentleman next to her, extended her hand and said, "I'm Gladys Dunn."

He replied, "You and me both!"

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--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. In what languages were the titles for Jesus written on the cross?

A. Hebrew, Greek, and Latin

Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

John 19:19-20

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