Archive for December, 2016

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/25/16

December 27, 2016

This week’s scripture is from Revelation:

Jesus Christ risen“King of kings and Lord of lords.”   (Rev. 19:16)

God Almighty has sent His son to reign and to rule. Let us praise Him, for our salvation has come and we are truly blessed. Let us remember in these days of uncertainty that He is not just one among many, for He has no equal in heaven or on earth, for He is the Chosen One, the Son of the Most High God, and He is the King over all earthy kings and rulers, and He is the Lord over all who would be lords or gods over men. He is exalted above every throne, above every nation, above every people, for His name is above every name and His righteousness beyond compare, for His love is greater than any love ever known, and we are eternally blessed. Praise God, praise God Almighty, and His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

May your heart be glad for God’s precious gift to us.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/18/16

December 19, 2016

This week’s scripture is from Luke:

Jesus Nativity St.Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, WIThen the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:      “Glory to God in the highest,         And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”  (Luke 2:10-14)

Praise the Lord God Most High for the glorious gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, the greatest gift ever given,  our salvation come to bring us peace and reconcile us to God our Father. How great the gift; how great the giver. What incredible love; what wonderful news; what exceeding joy. How can we but praise Him and worship His holy name, for there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Praise God Almighty; praise His Holy Name. Glory to God!  Glory to God!  Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

May your prayers and praises rise up to the Lord, and may He shed joy and peace abroad in your heart.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/11/16

December 19, 2016

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

Jesus Christ Nativity“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulders. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  (Isaiah 9:6)

Let us praise God as we gather together and celebrate the advent of Christ’s birth, for He came that we might know Him and the beauty of His grace, that through Him all creation might know salvation, that the peace of God might reign in us. Thank God that He sent His Son. Blessed be His name, and blessed are we to receive so great a gift, so wonderful a savior. May we forever praise His name and preach the good news, that some might believe and receive eternal life in Christ.

May the Lord bless you this Christmas season with all the blessings of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/04/16

December 5, 2016

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

Mary -- Annunciation“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall be with child and give birth to a son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (God with us).    (Isaiah 7:14)

The Son of God come down to us as a child; O how great are the promises of God. How blessed we are, for the ancients knew the promise, but did not see it come to pass, yet we live in the time of God’s favor; we have seen His grace and His salvation, for He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to us that we might know Him, and through Him the blessings of His mercy and grace, unto life and life eternal. Glory to God, glory in the highest, for He is with us and we are forever blessed. Praise God Almighty; blessed be His name.

May the blessings of Our Lord Jesus Christ be yours this very day.