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The Word and God - by Michael Phillips
Advent 2018 - Part 1
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John 1:1-2
Dec 02, 2018 am - There is no bad time of the year to reflect on the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. If shepherds, wise men, and angels rejoiced over His nativity, we must be safe in doing the same ourselves! The hymn that is so often on our lips, ought to be deeply felt in our hearts, every day- Joy to the world, the Lord has come! If it's good to celebrate His birth every day of the year, these are the best days to do it. It will fend off the consumerism that threatens you now more than any other time of the year, and because it will give you something to say about Christ to family and friends who wouldn't listen in November and won't hear you in January. Redeem the time, the Bible says, and there's no better way to redeem this time-the Advent Season-than to mediate and rejoice in God's Unspeakable Gift! His birth narratives are told, at some length, in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. But John, who knew our Lord better than any other man, left that story for others, so that he could focus on the most stupendous part of the Story. What is that? It's not the Virgin Birth, the Heavenly Host, or the Visit of the Magi (as true and magnificent as they are), but something more basic than ... More >>>

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