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Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets  at different times and in different ways. Hebrews 1:1

How many times have you started an opinion, thought or conversation with "Long ago..." We do so desiring to be well intended.  We think we are being a help, because we have so much to share with others because "long ago" an event happened in my life. We have bruises to share, hurts to learn from, and experiences that reminded us that we should have listened to the wisdom of someone else when we were younger.  

This difficult, often challenging book of Hebrews starts with..."Long ago."  The opening lines of Hebrews places a theological bow around the beginning writings in Genesis and prophecies of the Old Testament to the arrival of the Messiah in John 1 and the announcement of Emmanuel "God with us"

This Christmas it is necessary to remember that "when the time came to completion, God sent His Son" (Galatians 4:4).  The "time" that came was put into motion "long ago" It was done with you and I in mind. It was done for my salvation and your salvation.  It was done so that we could cry out "Abba Father" (Galatians 4:6). It was done because God had a grand plan for all of creation.  God's plan included the loving gift of His son given freely for anyone to believe and in turn receive eternal life (John 3:16).  That is the gift of Christmas that began "long ago!"

Merry Christmas! Pastor Jeff

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Awesome

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Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It's way over our heads. We'll never figure it out. Romans 11:33

 

Of all the passages in the Bible that speak to God's greatness, perhaps none contains so much truth compacted into only four verses. This passage has been called a "doxology of theology" and an "explosion of praise." The words are bracing, hopeful, and breathtaking. No Bible expositor ever feels adequate when faced with a marvelous paragraph like this.

 

Because he is God, no words or thoughts of mortal men and women could ever compass his greatness. 
  • He is far bigger than we imagine,
  • He is more powerful than we know, wiser than all the wisdom of the wisest men and women, 
  • His love is beyond human understanding, his grace has no limits, 
  • His presence fills the universe, 
Bottom line God is God and we are not.  Romans 11:33-36 is so full of so many things that define God as "AWESOME" and because of this truth we should be very thankful! 

 

As we approach this thanksgiving season let's not forget how awesome our God is!!! God is the source of all things, the sustainer of all things and the supreme purpose of all things!  To God Be The Glory!

 

It continues to be a delight of our to be on this journey with each of you!!! Pastor Jeff

 

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