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12/25/20 Christmas Grif.Net – Old Story Repeated

12/25/20 Christmas Grif.Net – Old Story Repeated

CHRISTMAS =
STORY FROM GOSPEL OF LUKE

 

"And it =
came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar =
Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (This taxing was before =
Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one =
into his own city.

 

"And =
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into =
Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he =
was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his =
espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they =
were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And =
she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling =
clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in =
the inn.

 

"And =
there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping =
watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came =
upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they =
were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, =
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For =
unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ =
the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe =
wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a =
manger.’

 

"And =
suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host =
praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth =
peace, good will toward men.’

 

"And it =
came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the =
shepherds said one to another, ‘Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and =
see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known =
unto us.’ And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the =
babe lying in a manger.

 

"And when =
they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them =
concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those =
things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these =
things, and pondered them in her heart.

 

"And the =
shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that =
they had heard and seen, as it was told unto =
them."

 

APPLYING THE =
CHRISTMAS STORY IN GOSPEL OF JOHN  "He was in the world, and =
the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His =
own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them =
He gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on =
His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, =
nor of the will of man, but of God.

 

"And the =
Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the =
glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and =
truth."

 

"For God =
so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever =
believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God =
sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world =
through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: =
but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not =
believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. He that believeth =
on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son =
shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on =
him."

 

DO NOT MAKE =
THE ETERNALLY FATEFUL ERROR OF WORSHIPPING A BABE IN THE MANGER AND =
REJECTING THE CHRIST OF THE CROSS!

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"