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Jesus Christ: The Hope to lead us, The Love to guide us, The Faith to light our way... May God’s best gifts be yours at Christmas. J. Fred and Dianh Huff
Monthly Report -December 2017
The Gift    I was perusing a Franklin Covey shopping catalogue for Christmas when  these headings caught my eye. The Gift of Potential  The Gift of Flavor  The Gift of Expression  The Gift of Memory  The Gift of Example  The Gift of Familiarity  The Gift of Exploration  The Gift of the Moment  The Gift of Gratitude  The Gift of Reliability  The Gift of Reminders  The Gift of Direction  The Gift of Wonder  The Gift of Possibility  The Gift of Dreams Fulfilled  The Gift of Prosperity  The Gift of Artistry The Gift of Flexible Structure  The Gift of Effective Habits  The Gift of Simplicity  The Gift of Peace of Mind  Every Good Gift Comes From The Father Of Lights   As I thought about the above mentioned 21 gifts, I realized rather quickly that Jesus Christ, God incarnate, is  the fulfillment of all of these plus many, many, more gifts. The scripture that came to mind is, “Every good gift  and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not  change like shifting shadows.” As we have just finished Thanksgiving and we are just entering into the 2017  Christmas season, let’s take a moment to thank God our Father, the Father of Lights, for the great gift He has  given us. God gave His Son. That was and is the greatest gift of all. By believing in His Son, the Lord Jesus  Christ, we can have eternal life. That thought always takes my breath away. It is a promise that will last  throughout eternity.  Jesus Christ Is The Greatest Gift Of All   John 3:16 has been described as the greatest 25 words in the Bible.“For God so loved the world that He  gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God’s  greatest gift was His only Son and eternal life for those who believe in Him.  The Gift Was Announced In Wonderful Ways By Angels   Several years ago on Christmas Day, Dinah and I visited the place where the angel Gabriel announced the  birth of Jesus to Mary. The account is in Luke 1:26-38 and reads like this from The Message, “In the sixth  month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin  engaged to be married to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name was  Mary. Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her: “Good morning. You’re beautiful with God’s baby. Beautiful inside  and out! God be with you.” She was then roughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that. But  the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant  and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus. He will be great, he will be called, “Son of the Highest.” The  Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. He will rule Jacob’s house forever. No end ever to his  kingdom.”    Later in Luke the angel announced the birth of Christ to the Shepherds, “And there were Shepherds abiding  in the fields keeping watch over their flocks by night and lo the angel of the Lord came upon them and the  glory of the Lord shown round about them and they were sore afraid, and the angel said unto them, “Fear not  for behold I bring you good tid-ings of great joy which shall be for all people, for unto you is born this day in  the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord, and this shall be a sign unto you, you shall find the baby  wrapped in swaddling clothes 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 High-est and on earth peace, good will toward  men.”  What God Wants For Christmas   I love the song What God Wants for Christmas by Darius Rucker. He asks the question, “I wonder what God  wants for Christmas. Something you can’t find in a store. Maybe peace on earth, no more empty seats in  church might be what’s on His wish list. What do you give someone who gave His only son? What if we  believe in Him like He believes in us? I wonder what God wants for Christmas, what might put a smile on his  face. Every Bible with no dust; the devil giving up might be what’s on His wish list. Oh yeah, I wonder what  God wants for Christmas, what kind of gift from you and me. More sisters, more brothers, more loving one  another, yeah, I wonder. I wonder what God wants, by now we ought to know what God wants for Christmas.”  May Christmas 2017 be a wonderful time for you and me to give ourselves as a living sacrifice to our  Heavenly Father.  ~J Fred Huff
Send Mail to Dr. J. Fred Huff or Webservant with questions or comments about this web site. Copyright 2017 New Mexico District Church of the Nazarene. All rights reserved.   Last updated on December 15, 2017
Jesus Christ: The Hope to lead us, The Love to guide us, The Faith to light our way... May Godís best gifts be yours at Christmas. J. Fred and Dianh Huff
Monthly Report -December 2017
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The Gift    I was perusing a Franklin Covey shopping catalogue for Christmas  when these headings caught my eye.  The Gift of Potential  The Gift of Flavor  The Gift of Expression  The Gift of Memory  The Gift of Example  The Gift of Familiarity  The Gift of Exploration  The Gift of the Moment  The Gift of Gratitude  The Gift of Reliability  The Gift of Reminders  The Gift of Direction  The Gift of Wonder  The Gift of Possibility  The Gift of Dreams Fulfilled  The Gift of Prosperity  The Gift of Artistry The Gift of Flexible Structure  The Gift of Effective Habits  The Gift of Simplicity  The Gift of Peace of Mind  Every Good Gift Comes From The Father Of Lights   As I thought about the above mentioned 21 gifts, I realized rather  quickly that Jesus Christ, God incarnate, is the fulfillment of all of these  plus many, many, more gifts. The scripture that came to mind is, “Every  good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the  Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting  shadows.” As we have just finished Thanksgiving and we are just  entering into the 2017 Christmas season, let’s take a moment to thank  God our Father, the Father of Lights, for the great gift He has given us.  God gave His Son. That was and is the greatest gift of all. By believing  in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, we can have eternal life. That thought  always takes my breath away. It is a promise that will last throughout  eternity. Jesus Christ Is The Greatest Gift Of All   John 3:16 has been described as the greatest 25 words in the  Bible.“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,  that whosever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  God’s greatest gift was His only Son and eternal life for those who  believe in Him.  The Gift Was Announced In Wonderful Ways By Angels   Several years ago on Christmas Day, Dinah and I visited the place  where the angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to Mary. The  account is in Luke 1:26-38 and reads like this from The Message, “In  the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to  the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a  man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s  name was Mary. Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her: “Good morning.  You’re beautiful with God’s baby. Beautiful inside and out! God be with  you.” She was then roughly shaken, wondering what was behind a  greeting like that. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to  fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give  birth to a son and call his name Jesus. He will be great, he will be  called, “Son of the Highest.” The Lord God will give him the throne of  his father David. He will rule Jacob’s house forever. No end ever to his  kingdom.”    Later in Luke the angel announced the birth of Christ to the  Shepherds, “And there were Shepherds abiding in the fields keeping  watch over their flocks by night and lo the angel of the Lord came upon  them and the glory of the Lord shown round about them and they were  sore afraid, and the angel said unto them, “Fear not for behold I bring  you good tid-ings of great joy which shall be for all people, for unto you  is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord,  and this shall be a sign unto you, you shall find the baby wrapped in  swaddling clothes 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 High-est and on earth peace, good will toward men.”  What God Wants For Christmas   I love the song What God Wants for Christmas by Darius Rucker. He  asks the question, “I wonder what God wants for Christmas. Something  you can’t find in a store. Maybe peace on earth, no more empty seats in  church might be what’s on His wish list. What do you give someone  who gave His only son? What if we believe in Him like He believes in  us? I wonder what God wants for Christmas, what might put a smile on  his face. Every Bible with no dust; the devil giving up might be what’s on  His wish list. Oh yeah, I wonder what God wants for Christmas, what  kind of gift from you and me. More sisters, more brothers, more loving  one another, yeah, I wonder. I wonder what God wants, by now we  ought to know what God wants for Christmas.”  May Christmas 2017 be a wonderful time for you and me to give  ourselves as a living sacrifice to our Heavenly Father.  ~J Fred Huff