HIStory

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth….Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life……And the Lord commanded the man saying “you may surely eat from every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die”……but the serpant said to the woman “you will not surely die”…….she gave some to her husband…..and he ate…. And the Lord God said to the serpant “because you have done this, cursed are you……her offspring shall bruise your head…..Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign, behold the virgin shall conceive and bare a son and shall call His name Immanuel…..for to us a child is born, and to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  And of the increase of His government and of His peace there will be no end……the zeal of the Lord of Hosts will do this……  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and unwilling to put her to shame, was minded to put her away quietly. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins…….And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent…… to a virgin  named Mary…… And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. And he shall reign ….. for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end……. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God….For with God nothing shall be impossible…….. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem;  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger…….. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord……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, good will toward men…………. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS,….And when Mary and Joseph took Him into the temple, Simeon took Him into his arms and said…..mine eyes have seen your Salvation!…….And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man……But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law……. For while we were still weak, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly……but God showed His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since therefore we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God…….For God made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him….He made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men, and being found in human form he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name…..He appeared to take away our sins, and in him is no sin….. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil…..Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures …… he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: ……Truly, truly I say to you unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you…. I am the Bread of Life.  This is the bread that came down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.  I am the Living bread that came down from heaven.  If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever, and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh…….This is my body, which is broken for you ……..This cup is the new covenant in my blood……as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes……..Why do you stand gazing, THIS SAME JESUS who was taken up from you into heaven, will come again in the same way as you saw him go…….for the Lord will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and the sound of the trumpet of God.  And the dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive and who are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,   and so shall we ever be with the Lord! …………..I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength……..We are more than Conquerors through Him who loved us………..we overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of our testimony…………And this is the victory that has overcome the world……even our Faith……..THANKS BE TO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT.

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About brotodd

Pastor, First Baptist Church Redwwater, TX. Married to Debbie Edwards, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 1 Savior.
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