December 2007

1. Embrace the heart of the Christmas season by joyfully and cheerfully giving the gift of service to others.
II Corinthians 9:7   Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2.  We are welcoming the very presence of God into our midst when we invite the “Christ Child” into our Christmas celebration.
Matthew 1:23    Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel which being interpreted is, God with us.

3.  Jesus is our Counsellor who will always… have time for us, be honest with us, understand us, and never charge us by the hour!
Isaiah 9:6   For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

4.  No greater gift can we give this Christmas than the gift of Love…Christ’s Love!
II Corinthians 13:1    Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
II Corinthians 13:2    And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

5.  Keeping the focus on Jesus is a sure fire recipe for us beholding the true reason for Christmas!
John 1:14     And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

6.  Show Christ to those around you this Christmas, so that they too might believe, and be saved.
Luke 19:10     For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

7.  During this blessed Christmas season take time to reflect on the simplicity of His birth and the magnitude of His purpose.
Luke 2:11     For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:12     And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

2006, Search The Word Ministry