I want to wish all the followers of my blog a very Merry Christmas. Thanks so much for your willingness to receive my posts and read them. I so appreciate your support!
I like the way John 1:10-13 describes Jesus' entrance into the world, "He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God."
We celebrate Christmas because of what Jesus did after He came into the world. He died on the cross and rose again so that we might have eternal life. The promise is that all who receive Him become dear children of the Father. He came so that all who receive Him as their Savior will live forever and ever.
Religion teaches we gain acceptance before God through our good behavior. The Bible teaches precisely the opposite. It's whether we receive or reject Jesus that determines our eternal destiny. Jesus came to die in our place on the cross.
Next February or March, Bold Vision Books is going to publish my first book. It is my prayer that the Lord will use Shipwrecked! Learning from the Bible Bad Guys to encourage believers in their faith and bring many to know Jesus as their Savior. If the Lord tarries and I find a publisher, my next book will be about our blessed hope in Jesus' appearing and why it matters so much for our daily lives. Both books call readers to look beyond their circumstances to the Gospel and its promise of eternal life.
Thanks again and have a blessed holiday season!!