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Happy Valentine’s Day True Love 2 14

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day so I did a video sermon on love. Below the video is a printed copy of some of the things I said about love.

Today is Valentine’s Day. A day in which people try to show or prove to others they love them. However where does true and everlasting loving come from? It comes from the Lord and the Bible.

What is true Love?

1 cor. 13: 8-13

True love is..

A. commitment ; today sadly the divorce rate keeps going up even among those who go to church and say they have   put their faith in God. I am totally against same -sex marriage . I believe it is a sin and goes against the word of God but as I wrote on my blog a few days ago   I wish so many of those who are fighting same-sex  marriage  would focus on helping to save marriages between one man and one woman.

B. Love put others first. They don’t care who gets the credit as long as the deed is done. William  Booth who helped to start the salvation army was once being given an award and he sent a letter to be read when he was given the  award. The letter had one word written in it. The word was others.

True love is what we find in what Jesus did for us. With all due respect my  Muslim friend Allah never died for you.

 

No one died for you not Mary, Joseph Smith, not Billy Graham but Jesus did. Romans 5:8  tell us Christ died for us while we were yet sinners.

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Christmas Worship

If you like Christmas worship music or just Christmas music  I think you will be blessed by the video I posted on You Tube channel  last night.

Happy Hanukkah and Information

Here is a video teaching I did yesterday. Below the video is part of the written copy.

Paul said in Colossians 2:16-17 that the Jewish feasts and celebrations were actually a shadow of the things to come through Jesus Christ. And though as Christians we may not commemorate these holidays in the traditional biblical sense, as we discover the significance of each, we will certainly gain a greater knowledge of God’s Word, an improved understanding of the Bible, and a deeper relationship with the Lord.

The Feast of Dedication or Hanukkah, is a Jewish holiday. It is also known as the Festival of Lights.

The story of Hanukkah is recorded in the First Book of Maccabees,. It is not talked about in the new Testament right? Nope it is talked about lets look at Book of John, chapter 10, verse 22.

Prior to the year 165 BC, the Jewish people who dwelled in Judea where living under the rule of the Greek kings of Damascus. During this time the king in power   took control of the Temple in Jerusalem and forced the Jewish people to abandon their worship of God, their holy customs and reading of the Torah, and he made them bow down to the Greek gods. According to the records, this King  defiled the temple by sacrificing a pig on the altar and spilling its blood on the holy scrolls of Scripture.

As a result of the severe persecution and pagan oppression, a group of four Jewish brothers, led by Judah Maccabee, decided to raise up an army of religious freedom fighters. These men of fierce faith and loyalty to God became known as the Maccabees. The small band of warriors fought for three years with “strength from heaven” until achieving a miraculous victory and deliverance from  this evil king.

After regaining the Temple, it was cleansed by the Maccabees, cleared of all Greek idolatry, and  rededicated. The rededication of the Temple to the Lord took place in the year 165 BC, on the 25th day of the Hebrew month.

Having a Joyful Holiday

Here is a video sermon I did yesterday on how to have a joyful holiday. The writen transcript is below the video.

 

  

I have some ideas and thoughts which I might share but best place to find out about having a joyful holiday is God’s word the Bible. Philip 4:10-14

A.   Make it about God, Jesus and faith. We get in trouble when we take  our focus off of Jesus. Heb. 12:2 tells us to fix our eyes on him. Those of us who are followers of Jesus know what Christmas is about honoring the fact that God sent his son Jesus to be  with us. Spend time reading the true Christmas story from the Bible.  Go to candle light service. Attend a Christmas Eve, and or Christmas Day service.

B.   Content: Today I think one of the reasons people get burned out during   after Christmas is they try to buy the love of others if it be children or grandchildren . They spend money they don’t have  and get things they can’t afford. Cut back this year. I don’t have a problem  with buying a few things. However  I think we are spoiling our children here in America. Explain to your children and grandchildren that you think you need to cut back this year. Also get creative give  gifts  you make or things like  a card which says they get to spend the whole day with you.

 You and your family help those who are less blessed than you. This can be in a dollar amount and or volunteering.  It might be taking your children to a soup kitchen to serve, to a nursing home, ringing bells for the salvation army. You will not only bless others but God will bless you.

A Blessed New Year (Rosh Hashanah )

A  Blessed Jewish New Year  to all of my Jewish readers. To find out more about the Jewish New Year read Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year): Spiritual Life in God

or   read what  Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  who is the President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
 has written about the Jewish New Year
Stand for Israel:

 You can also check out the video sermon I did yesterday on the holiday A Blessed New Year (Rosh Hashanah September 20th)