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Precious Things

Precious Things
Through this wonderful Christmas season I hope you have considered what is truly precious in your life. There are someattributes written about God in His Word that are counted as, “precious” and relationships that we, as believer’s, should deem as “precious” to bring Glory and Honor to Him who deserves the highest praise.
Psalms 49:8
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) No money on earth can redeem a person, nor give a ransom to God for their soul. The redemption of a man’s soul (that is, their person from the grave), is precious, and it ceaseth forever.  The attempt to redeem a soul with money must remain a failure, for death comes and wealth cannot influence him. No price could secure for any man that he should still live forever and not see corruption. No amount of money or any other protocol can save a soul from eternal death. Without first acknowledging the costly price the Lord Jesus Christ paid on the cross for sin, repenting of …

God's Gifts

God’s Gifts James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Where did the tradition of giving begin? It began at Creation with God! The gifts we give are imperfect, often with wrong motivation, always defective, and temporary. Good and perfect gifts only come from God, from the Father of Lights. The universe itself, as it came from God’s creative hand was good and perfect. God Himself pronounced it very good. God began with a good and perfect creation and He has maintained that standard. 
The custom of giving gifts is a worldwide practice. It finds its greatest expression at Christmas time, when the wise men in Matthew 2 and the joyful tidings of the angels in Luke 2 echo in millions of families around the world. People share the joy of giving at this time even if the “Reason for the season” is not known in that family.
Giving is a strong theme in scripture. The words “give”…

The Miraculous Virgin Birth

The Miraculous Virgin Birth Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-2:1-7
There are some amazing and spectacular births recored in the Word of God. The birth of Isaac is a marvelous story of an women nearly one hundred years old, who was laughing at the thought of being with child then miraculously conceives (Genesis 21). Elizabeth was barren, but through the power of God gave birth to John the Baptist, of whom Jesus said there had yet been no one greater (Matthew 11:11.) But no birth is any more spectacular and miraculous than the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus which surpasses all in knowing it was a divine conception.
And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.  And when she saw him, she was tro…

What a Mother Taught Her Child

What a MotherTaught Her Child Proverbs 31  The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him(Proverbs 31:1.)
Luke 1:46-50 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,  And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.  For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.   For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.   And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Introduction: As we look at Proverbs 31 and gather some principles about what a mother, must teach her child; we must remember it is the Lord who gives clear direction and discernment to a mother concerning where to place emphasis in instructing her children. A mother must seek the Lord and follow Him closely in order to instruct her children properly.
We see in the very first verse King Lemuel repeating what his mother taught him through the next verses. She took the responsibility to teach him …