December 12, 2020
It Is Not About You
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Here it is, the secret to making the most of this season meant for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ as we sojourn in this wicked world. I hope you understand that the gift of God, the gospel message, is revealed to us for our placement of it paramount in our hearts and minds and especially for testifying about it to others.
Yes, as we intermingle among others in this giving and receiving time of presents and festive holiday cheer at work in this world, our light and testimony for Christ should outshine any activities taking place in this world. Let us place God and the birth of His Only Son Jesus Christ as the most critical part of this holiday season.
In other words, it is all about Jesus and His willingness to endure birth, physical death, and resurrection for advancing God’s grace and reconciliation ministry. This often celebrated Christmas season truly has little to do with the giving and receiving of material gifts or in any of our works. It is all to do with the virgin birth of Christ, the first step in paving the way for placing faith in the gift of God.
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