Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Nativity Story in a Nutshell!

The Birth of Jesus foretold - Luke 1:28-33
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 will give him the throne of his father David, he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
The Birth of Jesus Christ - Matthew 1:19-23 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,because he will save his people from their sins." 22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"—which means, "God with us."

The Birth of Jesus - Luke 2: 4-7
4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels
Luke2:8-20
8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." 15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." 16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
The visit of the Magi
M
atthew 2:9-12
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After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house , they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
The escape to Egypt
Matthew 2:13-15

13When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, " take the child and his mother  and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Hero he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 1d until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving- That's the Spirit!

Help me Color My Life!

Giving is not an obligation, it is one of those peculiar actions where we gain more than we loose even when it means having less money to spend. When we do it from the heart we never feel it is an obligation but a privilege.


Make a difference for children in poverty by donating socks. For over two months I have been in contact with Fundacion Creer en lo Nuestro it is time to take action. Help warm these feet to walk steady into a new future, in Jesus name. Join me!
This is how you can help:
"Help me warm my feet" by donating socks for children in poverty in Bogota Colombia. The temperature in Bogota right now is 51 degrees.
Go to target.com and find it by list number or click here on List ID: 012399301879116

The church I attend, Flamingo Road Church will also have several events to help cloth the poor, feed the hungry and visit the sick. They have done it during the year of course but now we will do it on a bigger scale to help many people around the world.
This is how you can help:
We need volunteers to make this happen, you could be one of the angels that will volunteer your Hands and your Feet to help others in need. Sign up Hands & Feet

The spirit of giving is strong also among my friends. A long time friend called me a few weeks ago telling me that she has this great desire for helping others in need. She just got an invitation to spend some days in her country of origin, the Dominican Republic. She remembered that there was an orphanage nearby where she is staying and she contacted the orphanage. She found out that they are in great need of 150 PJ's for the children. Join us!

This is how you can help:
it is called PJ's for the Children of Christ "Pijamas para el orfanato ninos de Cristo" Go to target.com and find it by list number or click here on List ID: 012399101255102
Bring a smile to a child with a new PJ.

Make a difference in the world and give, that's the Spirit, the Spirit of Christ!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Hello Friends,


Did you start getting your Christmas stuff out? Did you buy your Christmas cards yet?

There is much work to be done. Join me in spreading the message out about a baby boy who was born in a manger. God's greatest gift to human kind, his name is Emanuel which means God with us. Every Christmas day we celebrate the birthday of a great King, my Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.

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