Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Christ Candle

"This is how much God loved the world:

He gave his Son, his one and only Son.
And this is why:
so that no one need be destroyed;
by believing in him,
anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son
merely to point an accusing finger,
telling the world how bad it was.
He came to help,
to put the world right again.
Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted;
anyone who refuses to trust him
has long since been under the death sentence
without knowing it.
And why?
Because of that person's failure
to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God
when introduced to him."

"A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy.
I came so they can have real and eternal life,
more and better life than they ever dreamed of."

"In this godless world
you will continue to experience difficulties.
But take heart!
I've conquered the world."

(John 3:16-18; 10:10; 16:33. The Message)

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