Immanuel

December 18, 2013


my hope Christmas

SCRIPTURE

All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).
~Isaiah 7:14

QUOTE

Immanuel, God with us in our sorrow, in our lifework, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with Him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendor.

~Charles Spurgeon

COMMENTARY

Dallas Willard translated John 14:23…“If anyone loves Me, My word he will keep, and my Father will love him and will move in with him and live there.” Paul said in Colossians 1:27…For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. Note what the scripture says, Christ lives in you, not above you, around you or near you but in you. He lives in that mysterious part of you that no one can find. The best surgeon in the world could cut into every part of your anatomy but he would not find your spirit. You have one and they know it, they just can’t find it.

EXTRA

I spent yesterday, except for a 3 hour lunch break at Doctors and labs. They are doing more test today. I tried to put them off but both insisted I have the test immediately. I will be out of commission today and for that reason and a couple of others we have moved our CHRISTMAS SUPPER to Sunday night. I would love to share a Christmas meal with the Church Family and hopefully, this will make it possible. I think I will be able to do a phone tree message this evening but spread the word. No services tonight. No AWANA, no Youth and no Supper.

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