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DECEMBER 2019

 

JESUS IS BORN

 

In the first century the world was unaware of that event, the biggest since creation happened and that Jesus was born.

 

 

A Predicted Place

Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea

The prophet Micah said this was going to happen. It sure didn’t look like Jesus was going to be born there because Mary was in Nazareth, not Bethlehem. And what do we see? God made the greatest power on earth at that time, the Roman government, to take action which put Mary in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. So, some 700 years earlier the prophet Micah said that Christ Jesus was going to be born. That sure gave people time to explain away and try to say Micah was wrong. Now, I say this because there are lots of people who question Jesus’ second coming. You see, sadly there have always been unbelievers.

A Powerful Prince

In the days of Herod the king

Some question why God didn’t pick another time, a better time, for Jesus to be born. You see, Herod was a truly evil king who at one time had babies 2 and younger in the area of Bethlehem killed to protect his own interests. Really this should encourage all of us. Have you ever felt like everything is against you and maybe even thought God Himself couldn’t fix things? Well, remember that Christ was born in the day of wicked Herod. Don’t give up, back up, surrender, or quit. If Christ born in the day of Herod survived, God can get you through anything regardless of how difficult it may appear.

A Pious People

behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem

The wise worship: the word here “wise men” can even be translated to “scientist.” However, while we know these guys were smart, the context helps us to understand that they had wisdom and so we translate it as “wise men.” So what of this you say? Well, the Bible teaches wisdom lends to worshiping this baby born in a manger. That means that you here today, to worship Jesus, are wise too; you have wisdom. We don’t know how many wise men, although most nativity scenes portray 3 possibly because of the 3 gifts offered to Jesus.

Something to note from them in regard to worship: Most of us could be doing other things, instead we are here to do the best thing, worship as God created us to do so.

 

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Presbyterian Church of Bull Shoals
903 Walnut Ave.
P. O. Box 305
Bull Shoals, Arkansas 72619
Phone 870-445-4622
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  • Morning Worship
    – 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Adult Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
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    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday
  • Coffee in Memorial Hall - Open to public
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Bible Study
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
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