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# When I think of Christmas this is what I am thinking about.
# When I tell you, Merry Christmas, this is what I am saying to you
# When I am eating my goat meat, with rice and stew this is what I have in mind.
# When I celebrate Christmas, this is what I'm celebrating.
# C - COME-: Luke 19:10-
# H - HOPE - Colossians 1:27
# R -REPENT-: Matthew 3:2
# I- IDENTITY -IMAGE-II- Romans 8:29
# S - SALVATION- Luke 1:69
# T - TRUST - Proverbs 3:5
# M - MERCY- Lamentations 3:22
# A - ABILITY - Ephesians 3:20 S - SING. SO I # sing and rejoice - Psalms 13:6
C - COME-: Christmas, is an invitation from Jesus inviting us to come boldly before God, so we can get help from our heavenly father
(Hebrews 4:16-: Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.)
Luke 19:10/ John 10:10/ Matt 11:28-29
H - HOPE - Christmas is Jesus coming to give hope to those of us without hope, and without God, but now, we have great hope through Christ
{Ephesians 2:12-: That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:)
{Colossians 1:27-: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:}
1 Corinthians 15:19
R -REPENT-: Christmas is Jesus coming to show us, the way to restoration and reconciliation with God, through repentance.
Matthew 3:2-: And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Acts 2:38
I- IDENTITY -IMAGE- Christmas is Jesus coming to show us that genuine repentance through Christ has the power to change our identity, to the glory of God
{- Romans 8:29-: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.}
S - SALVATION- Christmas is Jesus coming in the power of His great love for me, to grant me complete salvation from sin and the sentence of death on me, because of sin.
# Because of Christ and His Christmas - I am now, a new creature, a brand-new man. My new identity and a new image is because of my salvation in Christ
{Luke 1:77-: To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,}
Luke 1:69
T - TRUST - Christmas is Jesus coming to teach me, how to completely put my trust in God the father
{Proverbs 3:5-: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.
(John 4:23 )
M - MERCY- Christmas is Jesus, coming to show us, that mercy is available in Christ and burdens are lifted through His mercy.
{Lamentations 3:22-23-: It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.}
A - ABILITY - Christmas is Jesus coming to assure us, that no matter how broken we are, in Christ there is always ability in our disability.
{Ephesians 3:20-: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Am no longer Abandoned
S - SING. Christmas is Jesus coming to put a new song of praise and deliverance in our mouths. No matter what we can sing and praise the God, of our salvation.
# For He has cloth us with the garment of salvation and the robe of righteousness. So, I sing and rejoice
{Psalms 13:6: I will sing unto the Lord because he hath dealt bountifully with me.}
# I pray that this season shall be known for you, as it is for me, a season, of laughter and singing of the faithfulness of the Lord, in Jesus' mighty name.
# May you find the true meaning of this season -so you too will find a reason to rejoice with exceeding great joy.
{Am-Ochegba- & I speak life.}
Merry Christmas from me to you