TUESDAY 25TH DECEMBER, 2018
THEME: NOISE OF JOY
TEXT: LUKE 2:1-20
MEMORY VERSE: LUKE 2: 11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.
Today is Christmas Day all over the Christian world. Though some Bible scholars have disputed December 25th as the day Christ was born because of what Luke wrote in Verse 8 of our text let us put aside that controversy and rejoice at the birth of the Messiah, the light of the world, the filial Deity who, in obedience to His Father, left His glory in heaven and lived with us sinners and finally died for our sins. For this reason, we say “Merry Christmas” to all our readers and the body of Christ.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, a member of the Trinity or God head who created the world. He is still the greatest apostle – greater than the great prophets like Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos, and so forth. He is still the only one who has seen God the Father and He shall be the One who will judge the world on the day of Judgment. He is the Only One through whom our prayers can reach the father. He is still the Only One who died and resurrected and was seen and spoken to by hundreds of people after his resurrection from the dead! The power for any believer to become “sons of God “Lies with him. John the Beloved says that “the world was made by Him” and the book of Revelation by the same John says Jesus Christ is “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending (Rev. 1:8a) and He that has ” the keys of hell and of death (Rev. 1:18b).
Unfortunately, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Beloved, as we celebrate Christmas today, winning and dinning, remember that Jesus came to the world because of you and me and that He will, in the last days, judge the living and the dead. Repent of your sins and surrender your life to Him who cares for you – even as the vilest offender- and the noise of joy will be heard in your family once more. Today is the day of decision.
HYMN: EMHB 124- SEE, AMID THE WINTER’S SNOW
PRAYER: Son of the Most High God, Jesus Christ, touch my life and put a new heart in me, the vilest sinner, and make me worthy Thy heavenly Kingdom. Amen.