Advent Week 3: Sharing the True Christmas Message

By   •   December 16, 2013

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On that first Christmas night, the angels appeared to shepherds on a hill near Bethlehem. Alfred Edersheim, the great 19th-century Jewish-Christian scholar, wrote in his book The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah that the shepherds and the sheep to whom the angels appeared near Bethlehem were no ordinary shepherds and sheep.

The sheep were those bound for the temple sacrifices. The shepherds were outcasts because of their necessary isolation from religious ordinances. And their manner of life rendered legal observances unlikely, if not absolutely impossible.

How wonderful that in God’s wisdom and love the angels should appear to them—the doomed and the outcast—that night.

Today we can declare to the world that the Good Shepherd cares for all people and wants to give them peace. Christ came on that first Christmas for one great purpose—to die on the cross for our sins. Now God offers forgiveness, inner peace, and eternal life to all who will repent and believe in His Son. This is the Christmas message!

Do you know people who need to hear about God’s love and forgiveness? Will you share the true Christmas message with them this year?

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41 Comments

  1. Keith says:

    Thank you for your site. I am Catholic and I have always loved Billy Graham. He preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ, repentance and forgiveness of sin. Many Catholics would do good listening to Dr. Graham as so many Catholics over the years have been so poorly catechized and don’t even know their Christian faith. Thankfully that is starting to change nowadays. Pax Christi.

  2. VERNA BOYER says:

    May you all increase in the Joy of SHALOM, our dear Lord Jesus Christ Himself…..

  3. stephen john says:

    Advent Week 3: Sharing the True Christmas Message
    Jesus is the true Christmas message. He has compassion on all the lost out there, like Mark 6:34 tells us…they were like sheep not having a shepherd…(KJV). What a beautiful shepherd to guide us in Jesus. Thank you BGEA. God bless.

  4. Amelia says:

    Great bible commentries

  5. Omowaye Moses says:

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  6. MARITZA PALM NAVAS says:

    EL BUEN PASTOR ENTREGA PAZ, AMOR , Y LLEGO A ESTE MUNDO PARA MORIR EN UNA CRUZ POR NUESTROS PECADOS. DIOS NOS OFRECE HOY SU PERDON Y NOS OFRECE VIDA ETERNA PARA AQUELLOS QUE SE ARREPIENTAN Y CREAN EN SU HIJO JESUCRISTO. ESTE EL MENSAJE DE AMOR QUE NOS TRAE LA NAVIDAD. BENDICIONES A TODOS LOS HERMANOS Y HERMANAS, Y PARA AQUELLOS QUE QUIERAN ESCUCHAR SOBRE EL AMOR DE DIOS Y SU PERDON.

  7. DENISE HARRELSON says:

    BLESS YOU ALL , MERRY CHRISTMAS

  8. Sandy Lowrance Rogers says:

    We share the message of Christmas with all we meet. We thank you for all your work on sharing the gospel across the world. Hope you are feeling better. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  9. Beverly Beery says:

    God has blessed the world by using you Billy Graham to reveal His Love to us. Thank you for being the instrument .

  10. joy green says:

    it is all about jesus all about love grace forgiveness mercy redemption and love encompasses all YESUA GOD IS LOVE