Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17
Before the new heavens and the new Earth, a righteous prophet described a rebellious people. Isaiah 65 (read verse 16 with 17).
From where the prophet Isaiah finished chapter 65, we continue hope in chapter 11.
It takes some of us a while.
We hear, seem to understand, start to commit, and then we forget.
Almighty God richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17
Or do you?
It’s the single thing you can control.
The Word of God?
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ…
You are here because you were the fastest swimmer!
The Historical Background of Christmas:
Christmas is believed by most to be the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The majority of so-called Christian religions accept Christmas as an essential part of their traditions, and few ever question when or how the whole observance actually started. The annual customs of gift-giving, festivity, lights and decorated trees are supposedly in honor of the nativity of the Son of God, but a look at historical information, coupled with Biblical facts, proves otherwise. Although it is considered to be religious in origin, this holiday is deeply rooted in ancient pagan rituals and is not supported by the teachings of the Bible.