A Christmas Message

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Merry Christmas, God’s world!

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GOD’S WORD AND NEW CREATION

Celebrating Christmas by Being Up To What God is Up To

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A messenger spoke to Zechariah. His wife was Elizabeth.
The Forerunner was Born.

A messenger spoke to Mary. Then to Joseph.
The Promised One was Born.

I wrote these ten years ago, on December 24, 2005.  To this day, I am in awe of the glory, majesty and power of the way God brought about and continues to bring about His new creation in Christ by His Spirit and word.

This is what the angel told Mary:

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35)

Mary’s response:

Screenshot 2015-12-24 13.16.32 “Annunciation” by Vasily Surikov, 1914

“Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (verse…

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We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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