Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Many of us know the Christmas story from Matthew and Luke. This Christmas season, read the Christmas story to your children from the Bible. You will find the story of the wise men and the star in Matthew 1:18-2:23 and the story of the shepherds and the angel in Luke 2:1-39. However, there are several other short accounts of this event. They are Colossians 1:13-20, Hebrews 1:1-4, Galatians 4:4-5, and Philippians 2:5-11.

Here is the seventh account:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.... He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-5 and 10-14)

Merry Christmas!

Jim Wilson

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