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 Glenstone Baptist Church, December, 2017

CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a wonderful time!  It is a time of PROMISE and a time of FULFILLMENT.  Let us see some examples of this.

God’s promise to Adam and Eve:

Genesis 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee (the devil-serpent) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

God’s fulfillment:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God’s promise to Abraham:

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

God’s fulfillment:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God’s promise to David:

2 Samuel 7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

God’s fulfillment:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God’s promise through Isaiah:

Isaiah 7:14 14  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 

God’s fulfillment:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God’s second promise through Isaiah:

Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  7  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

God’s fulfillment:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Matthew tells us in 1:18 that the birth of Jesus Christ took place in a certain fashion.  Paul says in Galatians 4:4 that “When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  This, then is the fruition of the promises of God and the fulfillment of those same promises.  JESUS HAS COME!  WE CELEBRATE THIS GLORIOUS TRUTH.

 

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

I am the Christmas spirit!

I enter the home of poverty, causing palefaced children to open their eyes wide, in pleased wonder.

I cause the miser’s clutched hand to relax, and thus paint a bright spot on his soul.

I cause the aged to renew their youth, and laugh in the old, glad way.

I keep romance alive in the heart of childhood, and brighten sleep with dreams of magic.

I cause eager feet to climb dark stairways with filled baskets, leaving behind hearts amazed at the goodness of the world.

I cause the prodigal to pause a moment on his wild, wasteful way, and send to anxious love some little token that releases glad tears—tears which wash away the hard lines of sorrow.

I enter dark prison cells reminding scarred manhood of what might have been, and pointing forward to good days yet to be.

I come softly into the still, white home of pain, and lips that are too weak to speak, just tremble in silent, eloquent gratitude.

In a thousand ways I cause the weary world to look up into the face of God, and for a little moment forget the things that are small and wretched.

I am the Christmas spirit!

GO TEAM FOR DECEMBER

 

The time of December 19th will be the date of our next Go Team and Adult IV Department meeting.  It will feature Becky Kelly, former member of Glenstone, singing at 11:00 AM, followed by our Christmas dinner.  Becky is now employed by the Missouri Baptist Convention.  After the dinner there will be a gift exchange for those who wish to participate.  This will be a catered meal.  The cost will be announced later.  Stay alert for this information.  You will need to make a reservation so we will know how many meals to order.

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Q. What did the rug say to the floor?                 A. Don't move, I've got you covered.

Q. Why was Cinderella thrown off the basketball team?       A. She ran away from the ball.

Q. What's gray, eats fish and lives in Washington, D.C.?       A. The Presidential Seal.

Q. Where did the farmer take the pigs on Saturday afternoon?       A. He took them to a pignic.

Q. Why did the doughnut shop close?       A. The owner got tired of the (w)hole business!

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Stealing someone's coffee is called mugging.

Pasteurize: Too far to see.

Whoever invented "knock-knock" jokes should get a no-bell prize.

I put my grandma on speed dial. I call that Instagram.

The other day I held the door open for a clown. It was a nice jester.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery.

Energizer bunny arrested: Charged with battery.

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Oh, How I remember!!!

      My Dad was cleaning out my grandmother's house and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it     was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on

the end of the ironing board to "sprinkle" clothes with because we didn't have steam irons.

       Man, I am old.

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As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on 280 Interstate. Please be careful!"
"It's not just one car," said Herman. "It's hundreds of them!"