1.Eternal life,in the Lord.death have no dominion over us.John 3:15-19.
2. Divine life in the Lord the life of God 2 Peter:1-15
3. incorruptible life in the lord,it doesn’t deteriorate . 1 Peter 1:23;1 John 5:18
4. Indestructible life in the Lord ,(Psalm 27:1): Isaiah 54:17,John 10:10; psalm 18:2;
5.undefeatable life in the Lord , Romans 8:37,philippians 4:13,1 John 4:4,1 John 5:4-5.
The First Christmas Gift
Let us not forget the first Christmas gift. The first Christmas gift was the gift of Love from God, and it is still available for us today. An unconditional love that has no boundaries, it keeps no records of wrong. No matter where you are in life, God can and will be there…whether you are the lost, the lonely, the hurt, the sick, the good, the bad, the broken hearted, it doesn’t matter how ugly the situation you may be in, stop and know God’s love is but a moment away… .Jeremiah 29:11…For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
God’s Christmas gift to you was determined…even before the world was made! God had already chosen us to be his “through our union with Christ”, so that we would be holy and without fault before him. Because of his love, God had already decided that through Jesus Christ he would make us his children—this was his pleasure and purpose. Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son! (Ephesians 1:4-6)
Christmas is a joyous occasion, where gifts & love are shared with our family and friends and loved ones, especially the children. Let us also tell them about God’ love, this is a good time to tell our children about the very first Christmas gift…and let’s face it… There would be no Christmas without Christ, so let’s not forget Him. The same joy you see in your children’s faces as they open their gift/s… is the same joy seen in all of heaven, when you first believed in Christ.
Luke 15:7… I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
James 1:12…Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Romans 8:28…And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him….
Christmas is all about the Love …God gave a gift to the ones He loves and you give a gift to the ones you love. So let us not forget to share the love of God through His son Jesus Christ and live for eternity. For the material gifts you give, will soon fade away and will be nothing more than a distant memory. But God’s love is forever, it always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres…(1Cor13:7)
I do pray that you all will have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2Cor13:14