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Jesus - The Saviour whom we worship

Note: If you have been following any of the teaching series, we will be continuing in the new year.

Praise God for a new month. I would like to share a personal experience, then we look at the word.

I recently was recalling my first experience of using a Bible reading plan. It was the Classic Bible reading plan (i.e. straight through Gen to Rev), which my mum gave to me and my elder sister during my first year at uni. Oh, and there was a cash prize for whoever finishes first.

I can’t tell what my sister’s motivation was, but I knew what mine was - the money, well initially. The only problem was my sister was a faster reader or better put, I am a slow reader.

Nonetheless, eyes on the prize and I kept going for it. Genesis chapter 1, chapter 2 … chapter 6, and I got stuck. I read that passage (Genesis 6) so many times - and what really touched me was verses 5-6. Imagine someone reading 39 books of the Old Testament (OT) with Genesis 6:5-6 in mind (which is actually reflected in my early notes of the OT) - that was a part of my first experience of using a classic Bible reading plan.

But, when I eventually got to the book of Matthew and read chapters 1 and 2, like the angels I was filled with joy, worship and also tears. That’s one experience I will never forget.

Matthew 1:21; 2:1-2,10-11.

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
--NIV

Jesus - what a Beautiful Name. He came to save us so we can live again for God. May God lead us to someone who needs His love this season.

God bless you and Merry Christmas.

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