Tuesday

J.S. Bach: Glory To God Alone ¶






And it came to pass in those days that
a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
that all the world should be registered.
This census first took place while
Quirinius was governing Syria. So
all went to be registered, everyone
to his own city. Joseph also went up
from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judea, to the city of David, which
is called Bethlehem, because he was of
the house and lineage of David, to be
registered with Mary, his betrothed wife,
who was with child. So it was, that while
they were there, the days were completed
for her to be delivered. And she brought
forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him
in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger,
because there was no room for them in the inn.
Now there were in the same country shepherds
living out in the fields, keeping watch over
their flock by night. And behold, an angel
of the Lord stood before them, and the glory
of the Lord shone around them, and they were
greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy which will be to
all people. For there is born to you this day
in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ
the Lord. And this will be the sign to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling
cloths, lying in a manger." And suddenly there
was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God and saying: "Glory to God
in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill
toward men!" So it was, when the angels had
gone away from them into heaven, that the
shepherds said to one another, "Let us now
go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has
come to pass, which the Lord has made known
to us." And they came with haste and found
Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
Now when they had seen Him, they made widely
known the saying which was told them concerning
this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at
those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them
in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying
and praising God for all the things that they had heard
and seen, as it was told them. And when eight days
were completed for the circumcision of the Child,
His name was called Jesus, the name given by the
angel before He was conceived in the womb.

1 comment:

The Professor said...


Four Important Things To KNOW:

1) For ALL (Americans, Muslims, Jews,
Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians,
Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist,
Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist,
French, etc.) have sinned & fall
short of the glory of God.

2) For the wages of above (see #1)
are DEATH (Hell, eternal separation
from God, & damnation) but the Gift
(free & at no charge to you) of God
(Creator, Jehovah, & Trinity) is
Eternal Life (Heaven) through
(in union with) Jesus Christ
(God, Lord, 2nd Person of the
Trinity, Messiah, Prince of
Peace & Savior of the World).

3) For God so greatly loved & dearly
prized the world (Americans, Muslims,
Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist,
Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans,
Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons,
Methodist, French, etc.) that
He even gave up His only begotten
(unique) Son, that whosoever (anyone,
anywhere, anytime - while still living)
believes (trust in, relies on, clings to,
depends completely on) Him shall
have eternal (everlasting) life (heaven).

4) Jesus said: "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH,
& THE LIFE. No one (male/female - American,
Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist,
Asian, Presbyterian, European, Baptist,
Brazilian, Mormons, Methodist, French,
etc. ) comes (arrives) to the Father (with
GOD in Heaven) EXCEPT BY (through)
ME (no other name).

This wonderful loving GOD gives you the choice - - -

(Rev. 3:20)




{Please note that church membership,
baptism, doing good things, etc. are not
requirements for becoming a Christian -
however they are great afterwards!!!}


Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad
is the road that leads to destruction
(Hell, damnation, eternal punishment),
and many enter through it. But small
is the gate and narrow the road that
leads to life (Heaven, eternal happiness,
forever with God), and only a few find it.

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