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Monday, December 25, 2006

The Promise

"I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. "

"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. "

"Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."

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13 Comments:

Blogger señor jefe said...

Happy Christmas, KC.

Peace.

12/25/2006 07:48:00 AM  
Blogger DOGpreacher said...

Why do you believe...in celebrating Christmas? There are ordinances that were left to the Church, but this is not one of them. There is no scriptural warrant for such a holiday, especially with its worldly mixture.

I ask my congregation to try two things if they are going to be celebrating Christmas. (1)Let all things be Christ-centered, & (2)Give the kind of gifts they would actually give to Jesus if they had the opportunity, & to the people He would have given them to.

BTW, thanks for the "Merry Christmas" e-mail, or I wouldn't
have found this great blog-site!

Grateful For Grace,
The DOGpreacher

12/25/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Rose~ said...

Merry Christmas KC!

12/25/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I think Jesus would really like new carrying case for his socket set if his old one had fallen apart. I also think he's really dig a couple bottles of the very hard-to-find Westvleteren #12 Ale, brewed by His very own Trappist monks at St. Sixtus Abbey in Belgium.

I sort of agree with the Dogman. I don't see a scriptural warrant for celebrating Xmas, either (although that doesn't equal a prohibition). In fact, I don't see much of a warrant for anything the church does except feeding the poor (which, oddly, we don't) and celebrating communion. But if we didn't have all these other things, and if we didn't mix with the world, then how could we identify those people to whom we're superior? Think twice, Dog. We need Christmas, if for no other reason than to look down our noses at the people who celebrate it. ;-D

Merry Christmas, KC. Love you, man.

12/25/2006 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Kc...thanks so much for the greetings this morning! I hope this season will be one filled with His many blessings and love for you and yours.

12/25/2006 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Merry Christmas KC embrace your blessings

12/25/2006 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

Merry Christmas!!

12/25/2006 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Thanks all for the kind wishes!

DP thanks for coming by again and for sharing your thoughts. I enjoyed our discussions with Pastor Timothy, Sister Beth and Adam over at Kristi’s site.

I’m sure you take a lot of grief for your position but I think I understand your concern. I do think you’ve proposed a worthy goal to your congregation as well. I suppose my own approach could also be considered a bit controversial. I encourage others to follow their conscience as guided by His Spirit concerning what events and activities they choose to participate in but in all things to remember that it is our love for God and one another that establishes us as being in Christ. My desire is that we would act on faith that is born out of love in the hope that what we do is pleasing to Him.

Dorse, you know I love you too brother!

12/26/2006 05:47:00 AM  
Blogger nathaniel adam king said...

Kc, I think I have an idea for another discussion for you. If you don't want to do it here, we can do it at the pub.

The passage in question is:

Rom 8:20-21 For the creation was subjected to futility--not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it--in the hope (21) that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God's children.

If we momentarily exclude the paranthetical phrase, we have 'the creation was subjected to futility in the hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of coruption'.

The paranthetical phrase gives the idea of why it was placed into futility. But I think that it is support for the main idea.

The creation was subjected to futility in hope that it will be freed. This is the idea I try to present, we were destined to sin, so that we would be redeemed. Creation was subjected to futility (also translated depravity or inutility) so that it can be set free.

Then when we consider the paranthetical phrase, we have creation not being subjected willingly, as in it willed itself to become depraved (that is almost a given), but it was subjected because of Him who subjected it. To me this sounds like it was not subjected by its own will, but it was subjected because of God's will, or because of God's plan, more or less. This bolsters the idea that it was subjected so that it can be freed.

:D

12/26/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous BJ Scoggins said...

God Bless you in the New Year and always.

12/27/2006 05:50:00 AM  
Blogger Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks for the reminders of the great promise of Christ! May 2007 be a year that many of your God-given dreams come true!

12/28/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Thank you BJ and I pray the same for you and Joe. You have both been a great blessing to me. ;-)

Thanks so much Sis and my prayer is for yours as well! ;-)

12/29/2006 08:57:00 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Blessed New Year 2007, KC =)

1/01/2007 02:33:00 AM  

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