Rejoice! A Christmas Message

Message of Christmas Joy

This is an article written by Brian Smith and posted on Verse by Verse Ministry International’s website December 25, 2013.

For many people, Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends, to exchange gifts, and to give something of christmasyourself.  It’s a time of warm memories, Santa Claus, and helping others.  Indeed, this is the message in practically every Christmas movie.  It all sounds so…even wonderful!  While all those things tug at our heartstrings and tend to make us feel good, is that what the Bible teaches us about this special season of celebration? Continue reading

Putting On The Whole Armor of God With The Sword

The Sword of The Spirit

Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 6:13-17 on the “whole armor of God”
the sword of the LordThis is a great passage of Scripture, one we need to understand and follow.  First and foremost, we need to put the passage into context, so let’s look at the verses prior to this passage. At the beginning of chapter 6 of Ephesians, Paul instructs Continue reading

Jimmy Stewart – NATIVITY SCENE OF OUR LORD – Mr. Krueger’s Christmas

During this time of year, there are important reminders of the presence of the Christ as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

The Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is Moving in this clip with Jimmy Steward 

May the Lord bless you with good fruit and all Joy. This Christmas seasonThe birth of our Lord Jesus Christ

we lift up our hearts to sing praises and give glory to the God and Father of our savior, Jesus Christ. May we all live in God’s peace and showing love to all.

Should Christians Avoid Secular Things?

Christians and Secular Things verses Sacred  Things

Q: Should Believers avoid secular things (i.e., abstaining from birth control, television, music, movies, etc.) to get closer to God?

Christian valuesA: The Bible makes clear that our righteousness is not obtained through our personal works. It is imputed to us by our faith in Jesus Christ. As Paul says:

 

 

Romans 4:4-5 (NKJV)

Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Therefore, if we have Christ’s righteousness credited Continue reading