[The Birth of Jesus Foretold ] "In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Luke 1:26-28

==> Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog
==> World Vision Christmas Catalog
==> Prison Fellowship Angel Tree
The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty (Haggai 2:8); The earth is the Lord’s, and every thing in it, the world, and all who live in it (Psalm 24:1); "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?" (Romans 11:35)


The Birth of Jesus
Matthew 1:18-25

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”

When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. (KJV)

Luke 2:1-14

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

Kingdom News: – A call for Prayer!
Gospel for Asia
12/12/2005: Hindu Extremists Desecrate Church

BAIJNATH, Himachal Pradesh, India-Gospel for Asia President K.P. Yohannan has called for worldwide prayer for an Indian pastor and his family after Hindu radicals took over their home and church building.

“It is the first time in the history of Gospel for Asia that a Christian place of worship has been taken over by radical Hindus and turned into a temple,” K.P. said. “This is a very serious matter, and one for which Christians all around the world need to be praying and fasting.”

Read article

Site Seeing: (Focus on Graphics)

Prayer Request:
My Brother-in-law has a couple of spots on his lungs. He already had 40% of one lung removed. Pray for wisdom as the doctors decide how to treat him, as well as success for treatment. (long term)
Margi and Larry, who have significant issues of health, and for their family during this trial. (long term)
Tim and Debby, as Tim is about to undergo cancer treatment for several masses found. Pray that he continues to improve and recover, and prayer for this family during this time of illness. (long term)
I have a sister and a brother who both struggle with substance abuse as well as another brother who has AIDS.(long term)

Advertisements

~ by thoughtcrime2 on December 15, 2005.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: