Monday, December 23, 2013

What is Christmas?

Christmas trees, decorations, wreaths, lights, presents, last minute shopping, school programs, all the busyness of this time of year . . . is that all there is to Christmas?

Over 2,000 years ago, a baby was born in Bethlehem.  Not just any baby, as miraculous as babies are, this baby was Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us.  This baby was God in human flesh, being born to pay the penalty for OUR sin.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.  (John 1:1, 14)

Christmas points us to the promise of salvation, eternal life with our Creator for all who truly believe, put their trust in Him, and repent of their sins.  Jesus Christ came, died and rose again to pay our sin penalty, a penalty we can't pay.  The bible says . . . For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)  If you haven't already accepted God's wonderful gift, we pray you will consider it as you celebrate Christmas this year.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hey Duck Dynasty family . . . we support you!  THANK YOU Phil Robertson for not being afraid to be biblically (not politically) correct!  Here's a copy of my email to A&E:
We support Phil Robertson and the whole Robertson family and staff.  It may come as a surprise to you, but the majority of people believe exactly what he said about homosexual activity.  If you look at his comments again, you’ll see that he was simply stating a biblical fact, homosexuality is wrong.  He also went on to say that it is a Christian responsibility to not treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different than you are, that we should love one another.  Phil’s comments were not disrespectful, he was simply stating some facts that most of us believe are true. 
Hey, we enjoyed them while you allowed them to be on.  A good, down-home, Christian family show definitely goes against what you normally provide your viewers.  We had no reason to watch A&E before, and now we can go back to not watching you.  We’ll still have our Duck Dynasty DVDs, and we still have a common bond with them, it’s called the family of God.
Good job Robertson clan, for remaining grounded in your faith in God.  We believe the bible does indeed say homosexuality is a sin.  We believe we have come to some of the end times when what’s wrong is considered right and what’s right is now considered wrong.  We have moved so far in the wrong direction, that it's hard for unbelievers to even recognize and know what sin is.  Stay strong, we love you all and support you!
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