THE POWER OF CHRIST’S RESURRECTION This topic is directly coined from the exclamation of apostle Paul, when he revealed his deepest heart’s desire as a servant of God. He cries, “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.” … Continue reading “POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION”
Continued from last edition: of “YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE” Kindly click below to read the previous edition👉🏼 “YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE”? WHAT YOU WILL GAIN WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR LIFE FOR CHRIST! Let me start by making it clear that no one who comes to Christ actually loses his/her life, but they submit their lives to save it through Christ. There’s no loss in Christ. … Continue reading WHAT YOU WILL GAIN WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR LIFE FOR CHRIST
No feast in the world has been so widely, passionately and preparedly celebrated like Christmas. Perhaps, it could be attributed to the fact that it is connected to the greatest event that has ever taken place in the history of mankind – the coming of the Son of God into the world for the salvation of mankind. If that is the case, it’s indeed worth … Continue reading LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER CHRISTMAS
DISCOVERING THE CHRIST OF CHRISTMAS From our Soul Winner monthly Newsletter
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by Christians all over the world. The first celebration of Christmas was in Rome in 336 A.D. Today Christmas has become the most popular event of the Christian religion.
It is celebrated every 25th December of every year. Christ is the centre of Christmas. All look foward to this celebration. It is a period of joy and happiness.
Individual disposition of Christmas can change, but the fundamental issue in this celebration is that we rejoice because a Savoiur has been been born to us.
Majority of Christians today has abandoned the substance and are busy pursuing shadows, no wonder Christmas today is marked with many activities like; celebration of marriages/weddings, coronations, reunion of all kinds, funeral ceremonies, organization of fun faires, Christian revival programs, etc.
In the face of these, one discovers that the main object of celebration here, which is CHRIST, has been religated to the background. And one begins to wonder if most of my fellow Christians are still aware of the personality of the person of Christ being celebrated. This brings to mind this topic, “Discovering the Christ of Christmas.”
It is expected that as we remember the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, we ought to look at His personality and try as much as we can to live it out. Space will not permit me to exhaust the personality of Christ, but permit me to share a few vital lines on the Son of God whom we celebrate at Christmas.
John 1:14 says, He is the Word that was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Matthew 16:16 says, He is the Son of the living God.
He is the Lord of lords and King of kings. Revelation 17:14
He is the anointed One Psalm 45:7; Acts 4:27
The One who came to save us from sin and reconciled man back to God with His blood shed on the cross. Therefore His blood cleans us from all sins.1John 1:7
He is the One who ascended into heaven and is at the right hand of God. Angels, authorites and powers are made subject unto Him. 1 Peter 3:22
He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
The coming of Christ brought joy to the world. No wonder the wise men from the east came with their gifts seaching for Him. When they discovered Him, they adored Him and offered Him their gifts.
Just like the wise men from the east, for us to discover the Christ of Christmas, we must go in search of Him. Remember the wise men discovered Him in the Manger not in the palace. Christ should be discovered in the life of the poor in the society at this period. Christ must be found among the orphans, widows, the physically challenged ones among us, through giving them joy by almsgiving (in our benevolence ).
As Christians, we should make up our minds to search for Jesus by being attentive to the church programmes at Christmas period; having fellowship among fellow believers as we return to our various villages for Christmas celebration.
A visit to chapel is also very important during this period.
To discover the Christ of the Christmas, we must leave our comfort zones and be ready to deprive ourselves abit. We mustn’t attend all the parties during this period. Some attention should be given to visitation to the old, weak, and the sick within our localities.
It may interest you to note that at Christmas just as the wisemen who gave gifts to Christ and went home happily through another road, one is also expected to offer gifts to Christ through his/her neigbours and should be happy doing so and not expecting any reward.
We must give our lives to Christ and be led in the Spirit in any of our actions.
Herod searched but didn’t discover Jesus because his intention is not genuine. A sincere desire to discover Christ will really take you to Him. We need to trust God and His words and His testimont around us.
The Christ of Christmas, as the Bible says, went about doing good. And He is still in the business of doing good.
We should at this season imitate our master in doing good. Let anything that is good and honorable be seen around us His followers.
Friends in Christ, as we appraoch, yet another Christmas, may God help us to celebrate truely Christ on Earth by being like our Master Himself.
God bless you.
Sr. Okaja Celestina U.
(Teacher of God’s Word CCRN)
By Romanus O. Obiekosi “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have destroyed it, but I found none. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have … Continue reading “I LOOKED FOR A MAN”(a must read for every family)
Meet the one who truly loves you unconditionally. He is Jesus of Nazareth, the only begotten Son of the living God. He does not treat you like the world does. He stays when everyone deserts you. You are never too dirty for His embrace. His heart goes out for you always. Meet Him now. Continue reading DO YOU KNOW THAT JESUS TRULY LOVES YOU?
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In the presence of God, there’re no limitations and there’re no boundaries. Any good thing can happen! Paul and Silas by the order of the magistrates in Philippi were stripped, beaten with rods and severely flogged, and finally thrown into prison. WITH WOUNDS AND PAINS About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. Did you get that? They were beaten … Continue reading GOD’S PRESENCE NO LIMITATIONS NO BOUNDARIES
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