Christmas, God’s Love Letter to the World.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
This week we will be looking at four things about the Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus.
God is love.
God tells us of the coming Messiah, where He will be born, when He would come, and why He would come.
God has a book.
Our response to what God has done.
God is love.
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
Man is sinful and corrupt. From Genesis 3 till now, the only way of making reconciliation is a blood sacrifice. God made the first blood sacrifice in the garden of Eden, when He clothed Adam and Eve. Israel sacrificial system covered their sin, but was never permanent.
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
We have the choice to accept God’s love or reject it. There are always consequences to our decisions, as we will see later on this week.
Accept God’s love and share it with others.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001