And So This Is Christmas

And So This Is Christmas


Every year we get asked “So, what does Christmas mean to you?” And we usually list things such as ‘helping, love, family, joy’ & last but not least ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’. But I recently rewatched one of a Pastors, My Pastors (Rev. Chris Oyakhilome) Christmas messages and he put it in the most simplest, truthful and fun way using an Acrostic format. 

See below please. πŸ˜€πŸ’ƒπŸΎ

All these wonderful things for one day!πŸŽ‰πŸ˜­

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 

Christmas all began because God loved us so much and He wants us to spread, share and show that love to everyone. Jesus came to give us life, that God-Kind of life, full of love and success and lacking in nothing! 

God is a Father, Our Father and all He wants us for us to be Happy and Love Him and Others like He loves us & He sent Jesus to help us to do this. No Father wants their child to Suffer! And Jesus being born and alive in us today is God’s way of making sure that never happensπŸ’ͺ🏾. 

So, this is just a short post to say Merry Christmas, don’t forget that CHRIST is the reason for the season and I hope you had a wonderful or are having a wonderful time with the three F’s:

Family, Friends & Food!πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸ˜…

And I pray that your day is filled with laughter & Joy πŸ˜„βœ¨

Remember to always show love ❀️, help othersπŸ‘« & Share the Gospel – the Good News with someone todayπŸ™ŒπŸΎ!

“Have courage and be kind” – Cinderella 

Keep Shining & Winning!βœ¨πŸ‘‘

xoxo
– S.SAW
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First Fruit Service

First Fruit Service

First Fruit & First TimersΒ 

Good Evening Lovelies!

Hope you’ve had a lovely Sunday and a blessed week, I know I have.πŸ˜‰
#Churchistheplacetobe.πŸ’™

So in my church today we had First Fruit Service and no that doesn’t mean I waited for Tesco to open and bought the first fruits put on the shelf to take to church. πŸ˜€


For those thinking, “So what is first fruit then??” First Fruit is the first of your income. It’s the First and the Best of what you have to give to God. And is NOT to be taken lightly.

When you have come into the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance and possess it and live in it, you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the soil which you harvest from the land the Lord your God gives you and put it in the basket…

– Deuteronomy 26: 1-2

It is a first of a series of what you want God to continuously give to you, believing and expecting more to come. It’s not like general offering. It’s like when you pay your bills you expect their to be light and your phone to work and all these other benefits of doing so, but you know that if you didn’t pay your bills these things wouldn’t come. Also, paying your bills doesn’t put on the light of the electric company, it puts on your light. So, it’s not like God needs the money but it is us who needs and wants to receive the blessings from giving.

My Pastor, Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome said the way and how much you give is dependent on how much you want to be blessed. You make that decision.

Imagine you are making a deal of some sort and you are told that whatever you give, it is 100% guaranteed that by the end of the deal you will get back ten times that, would you give small or big?

Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and they presses shall burst out with new wine.Β 

Proverbs 3: 9-10Β 

Remember that our giving to God is an act of our faith. And we must trust in him always and trust in his Word. The Word is the truth and by doing what it tells us to, we are doing what is right.πŸ‘Œ It doesn’t matter whether you work or you’re a student, pray about it and God will lead you in the right direction.

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.Β 

Psalm 37: 5-7Β 

P.S. –

Speaking of things beginning with F…
The Fishers of Men project is also something important that is going on in my churh and other churches around the world and involves us going out to the people of the world and bringing them into to The Word.πŸŒŽπŸŸπŸ’’

So, next week (if you didn’t do it this Sunday) as you’re bringing your first fruit, bring someone to church too and make it mission to bring someone every week. God’s number one concern is Soul Winning and he’s given us the wonderful job of helping him do that.


#ImOnJobπŸ’ͺ

Are you?

Happy Sunday πŸ’•

Keep Shining & Winning!βœ¨πŸ‘‘
xoxo
– S.SAW
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