Jesus was Born

In High Point we have southeast Asian individuals who are Buddhists and Muslim.  In most cases they know Christmas is the season that Jesus was born, but do not acknowlege the reason.  Jesus, an eternal part of the One God, came to earth as the Son of God and was born of a virgin.  Thirty years later he began a public ministry of sharing his story.   Then in the prime of his life at age 33 he willingly gave up his life, suffering a painful death.  He did this because since he was a part of the one God he could be a perfect sacrifice of the wrong activities of all people.  The story of Christmas becomes complete when we know why Jesus had to come to earth.  As I visit with my Burmese friends I want to enjoy Christmas with each person and want this good news to be a part of it.  Merry Christmas!

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on December 18, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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