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Sunday, December 17, 2017


Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.



Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

As we approach the Christmas season, there have been numerous questions surrounding the traditions. "Is it wrong to celebrate Christmas? I was told that it is pagan." "Should I teach my children about Santa Claus?" "Should I have a Christmas tree?"

The structure of "Positive, Encouraging & Inspirational Messages" does not allow me fully to address these issues, but hopefully I can give you enough guidance, that you, (with the help of the Holy Spirit), can find the answers yourself. And, as always, I will not tell you what to do. God will show you, if you ask Him.

I will attempt to address some of these issues. Firstly, the Bible specifically does NOT tell us the date of Jesus' birth. We do know that the shepherds were out in the fields with their flocks at night. There is nothing in the Bible about celebrating December 25.

God Bless You!
Annie

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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What good news did an angel of the Lord bring to the priest Zacharias?

Answer below.


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--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

The coming of Christ by way of a Bethlehem manger seems strange and stunning. But when we take Him out of the manger and invite Him into our hearts, then the meaning unfolds and the strangeness vanishes.

-C. Neil Strait




--FEATURED HYMN:

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th'angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King!

-Charles Wesley

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--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What good news did an angel of the Lord bring to the priest Zacharias?

A. His wife would bear a son.

But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John."

Luke 1:13