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Sunday, December 27, 2015

John 14:27-29

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

You have heard Me say to you, "I am going away and coming back to you." If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, "I am going to the Father," for My Father is greater than I.

And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

The Bible does not tell us the date on which Jesus was born. It seems unlikely that Matthew, Mark, and John who spent so much time with Him did not know; and surely Luke who made a point of giving such a detailed account of His birth, must have known.

We do know for sure that it was during the reign of Caesar Augustus at the time of a census. We also know for sure that the shepherds were out in the fields watching their flocks at night. This signifies that it was probably not winter as their winter is cold and rainy, and they would typically not be out with their flocks at night during the rainy season.

It almost seems that the Gospel writers, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit specifically avoided telling us the date. So the question is: Why does the Word of God not tell us the date of Jesus' birth?

Good food for thought and a matter of prayer...

God Bless You!

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Q. Jesus calls us His friend if we do what?

Answer below.



"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd."

- Bertrand Russell



A grandmother overheard her 5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows went like this:

"You have the right to remain silent, anything you say may be held against you, you have the right to have an attorney present. You may kiss the bride."



Q. Jesus calls us His friend if we do what?

A. obey His commands

"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's live for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you."

John 15:12-14

Therefore, we also must be willing to lay down our lives; there is no greater commitment than that!

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