Sunday, 16 December 2007

AN ABLAZE CHRISTMAS - 1 - The birth of Jesus foretold

The Christmas Gospel is brightened with lights and Good News. Isn’t it an ABLAZE record of God’s love through His Son Jesus Christ?
The Africans adapted the Christmas Story to the local reality. I like these pictures. Lídia and I are sharing them with you as we wish you a BLESSED AND ABLAZE CHRISTMAS and a NEW YEAR IN THE CHRISTIAN HOPE! (This is our Christmas Card for this year; we say "Thank You" to all who sent us Christmas Card).
Feel free to share this message with your friends and relatives. As many people hear about Jesus, the Savior, as many can be saved!
Thank you for having us in your prayers as we are ministring in Nairobi, Kenya.
Pastor Carlos Walter and Lídia Winterle
The Birth of Jesus Foretold - Luke 1:26-36 (NIV)
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God." "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.

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