First week of advent. Short message to leave time for the Austrian Ballet Company performance.
Zechariah prophesied about the coming of Jesus and the ministry of his own son, John. John prepared the way for the coming of Christ Jesus, the King. Let us prepare our hearts for the wonderful celebration of the coming of Christ.
Jesus, the Son of God and God the Son came and lived among us, fully experiencing the human condition. He ultimately gave the greatest demonstration of love in the history of the world, death on the cross for our sakes. He is truly the Savior of the whole world.
Jesus is Good News. And Christmas is the celebration of the Good News of His coming. Like the shepherds, let’s go and tell others the Good News.
While we are thankful for the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem, the full joy of Christmas is Jesus here with us now. Jesus is Lord and God; He is Immanuel, God with us.
In Christ Jesus, we have hope made sure through the long record of God’s faithfulness in keeping all of His promises. The ways of God are sometimes mysterious, but they are also certain and full of love.
Christmas is a time to rejoice, because it is a time to remember the wonderful salvation that God has prepared for us in His Son, Jesus. We live in a troubled world, but we have joy when we remember the proclamation of the coming of Jesus. (Note: the PDF file is Japanese.
This Christmas, let’s hold to the pure and simple truth. “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”
We are like sheep who need a shepherd. The good news is that Jesus came to be our shepherd!
As we celebrate Christmas, we are to remember that Jesus is God, the Savior, the way, the truth, and the life.
The first church was born when the Holy Spirit came upon people. That is still how the church grows and expands today.
In order to deal with the fear we have, we need to know that fear is not of God. Rather, He has given us the spirit of power, love, and sound mind.
Let’s be bold to speak His Name to the people around us and diligent to prepare gifts of praise and thanksgiving for all that He has done for us. Let’s give ourselves to Him and serve Him, because He is worthy of our worship and complete devotion.
Merry Christmas! Jesus was born to die for our sins so we can be reconciled to God which brings peace to us. If we want to have the peace that only God can give, all we need to do is to receive Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
God speaks His love for us through the person and life of Jesus Christ. May we respond and take the first step into the journey of faith.
Christmas is about the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. Let’s turn our hearts to God and invite Jesus into our lives. Let’s all trust in God and His plan of salvation.
The Savior is born! Now is the day of Salvation! Will you seek the Lord while He may be found? Will you call upon Him while He is near. He is waiting to hear from you on today. (bilingual)