Monday, December 13, 2010

Celebrating Him

Jesus came into the world so we could know, once and for all, that God is concerned about the way we live, and the way we believe, and the way we die.
Billy Graham

For the Son of Man has come to save the lost.
Matthew 18:11

If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: "God with us."
John MacArthur

Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. Luke 2:11

Begin to know him now, and finish never.
Oswald Chambers

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Hebrews 13:8

So Jesus came, stripping himself of everything as he came--omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence--everything except love. "He emptied himself" (Philippians 2:7), emptied himself of everything except love. Love--his only protection, his only weapon, his only method.
E. Stanley Jones

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Christmas is about a baby, born in a stable, who changed the world forever.
John Maxwell

Choose for yourselves today who you will worship... As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.
Joshua 24:15

The star of Bethlehem was a star of joy. "When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy." All true joy comes from Him.
D. James Kennedy

"And they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." Matthew 1:23

All quotes from the book Celebrate His Birth, Freeman-Smith, LLC, 2010

Did you enjoy these quotes? This is a sweet little book - perfect to flip through this time of year. I have a few extras that I'd love to share. Leave me a comment now through Thursday and I'll draw names in the usual fashion and get them out to you in time for Christmas.

Have a blessed week...
Let us not forget to take time to reflect on the why and the Who of the season.


Dawn said...

I love them all - ahd of course, would love to have the little book! Count me in!

I also love the quote I put up on FB today from today's devotional piece.

Greg said...

Merry Christmas, Gigi!! (Yeah, a couple days late...) Thank you for sharing these quotes. I especially liked the one about Jesus emptying Himself of everything except love, when He came to live among us as a man. While in reality, He retained much of His glory and power (to know men's hearts, perform miracles, and prophesy), that statement reminds us that God is love and Jesus is love personified. Hey, that might be a great topic for a post sometime!