GLMX #59: Wise People Still Seek Christ

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Wise men

Wise men

Shepherds gathered their flowing robes to hurry to Him; the Magi braved deserts and mountains to find Him; in the blazing noonday sun a defeated Samaritan woman came to Him; a skeptic exclaimed, “my Lord and my God” when he found Him. And today millions on every continent acknowledge with the Apostle Paul that He is “the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me”.

Wise men still seek Him; and those who seek find more than they ever imagined. For in Jesus Christ, and Him alone, are to be found forgiveness, inward peace, joy in life today, and the promises of life eternal.

The Magi found Him as a young child with Mary His mother. We find Him today as the living Christ, clothed with glory and honor and seated at the right hand of His Father in heaven. He is there because He finished the work He came to do on earth. Of His coming, the Bible says in Philippians 2:7-11, “He was made in the likeness of men: and… He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him… that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow… and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord”.

While it is true that wise men still seek Him, it is more wonderfully true that He still seeks us–whoever we may be. Now, today, from His place in the heavenlies comes His divine invitation in Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with Me”.

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GLMX #58: Have You Become a Part of the Christmas Story?

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Galatians 4:4 reads, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son.”

How old is the story of Christmas? While it’s true that the events of Christmas—the birth of Jesus Christ—took place 2,000 years ago, the story of Christmas was being written for hundreds and even thousands of years before that blessed day.

The beginning of the story of Christmas was told in the Garden of Eden, the paradise where Adam and Eve lived in harmony with God until they disobeyed His command. Because of Satan’s deceptive actions and temptation which led Adam and Eve to sin, God pronounced a judgment against him. The judgment, in Genesis 3:15, revealed that the seed of the woman (Jesus Christ) would bruise the head of the serpent (Satan). The sins of our first parents, as well as the sins of every person who has lived since then, created a need and a longing for a Redeemer who could conquer sin and restore mankind’s relationship with God…

+ Plus, listen to Andrae Crouch singing “Away in a Manger”

GLMX #57: The Christmas Blessing

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There is a special blessing in the Christmas message which is frequently missed by many. The birth of Jesus is not simply an interesting fact of history wholly unrelated to your present life, but rather it has a direct bearing upon it.

When the angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds, the personal importance of His coming was emphasized. He said in Luke 2:10-11, ’’And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, 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.”

Have you ever thought that it was for you the Saviour was born? Do you realize that when God sent His Son into the world, He sent Him to become your Saviour? Listen to the word of the herald angel, ’’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.’’ Yes, it was for you that Jesus came.

+ Plus, listen to Rebecca St. James singing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Truett Cathy: Glorifying God in Business (Gospel Light Minute #30)

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Armed with a keen business sense, a work ethic forged during the Depression, and a personal and business philosophy based on biblical principles, he took a tiny Atlanta diner, originally called the Dwarf Grill, and transformed it into Chick-fil-A, the nation’s second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain with more than $3.5 billion in sales in 2010 and nearly 1,500 locations.

Chick-fil-A is known for promoting biblical principles and Christian values in the workplace. His tremendous business success allowed him to pursue other passions – most notably his interest in the development of young people through his many philanthropic endeavours.

He trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour many years ago, and he is a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Georgia. He has taught Sunday School there for over 50 years. He has testified that the Bible is his guide-book for life. As an extension of his convictions, all of the company’s locations are closed on Sundays — a rare policy within the food-service industry — to allow its employees to attend church and spend time with their families. This is a policy that began when he was working 6 days a week, multiple shifts. He decided to close on Sundays to relax and recharge, as well as to honor God. The policy remains intact today as the restaurants are closed on Sunday. He says his ultimate goal and the goal of Chick-fil-A is, “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us; and, to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” His name is Truett Cathy.

GLMX #56: Three Reasons Why the Christmas Gift of God Was So Great

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Too often Christmas gets swallowed up in the busyness of shopping and sending cards and wrapping presents. As we rush around, we often miss the wonder of what Christmas is all about.

Christmas began with a gift given to the human race two thousand years ago. It was a child, born in a Bethlehem stable and laid in a manger. His birth was announced by wise men guided from the East by a very special star.

It was the gift we needed most: a Savior, the Holy Son of God. This is the good news proclaimed by the angel IN Luke 2:10-11: “Fear not; for, behold, 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 Savior, which is Christ the Lord”.

Why was God’s gift of a Savior so important? There are three reasons.

+ Plus, listen to Third Day singing “Away in a Manger”

Why Jesus Must Come Back (Part 4)

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #33

Our world seems to be getting worse and worse, and many Christians are looking for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the fourth message of this series, Daniel Whyte III talks about how the immanency of Jesus’ coming calls for activity.

1. We must be active in service so that we might glorify God.
2. We must be active so that we might bring souls to the Lord Jesus.
3. We must be active in the work that Christ has called us to do because one day our works will be brought before the Judgment Seat.

+ Plus, listen to Yolanda Adams and Kelly Price as they sing “Jesus Is Coming Back” and Daniel Whyte Jr. singing “Get Ready”

GLMX #55: The Greatest Christmas Gift of All Time

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It is hard to believe it’s that time of the year again. From now until Christmas Eve, retailers are vying for the same prize, your hard-earned dollar. In the misguided and too often materialistic focus of the Christmas holiday, it has become too easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas is not about the endless search for the best gift to be opened on Christmas morning. In fact, the true gift of Christmas is not a material thing at all. The true gift of Christmas is a perfect, priceless, gift of love.

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