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In the Beginning….

In the Beginning….

As I was praying asking for God’s guidance for the words to write my Christmas

message, He gave me these Words from the Holy Scriptures:

John 1:1-4: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the

Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by

him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and

the light was the light of men.

John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his

glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

John 1:17: “For the law was given Moses, but grace and truth come by Jesus


John 14:6 “Jesus tells us in the Written Word—the Holy Scriptures, that He is the

Living Word—The Way, the Truth and the Life.”

John 6:51 Jesus tells us: “I am the living bread which came down from Heaven. If

anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My

flesh, which I shall give for the life of the word.” Jesus is the living Word of God.

John 6:63 Jesus tells us: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.

The Words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”

John 17:17 Jesus tells us “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy Word is truth.”

Luke 4:4 tells us: “But Jesus answered him, saying: It is written man shall not live

by bread alone, but by every Word of God.”

Hebrews 4:12 tells us: “For the Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper

than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the diving asunder of soul and spirit,

and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Psalm 12:6 tells us: “The Words of the Lord are pure Words like silver tried in a

furnace of earth, purified seven times.”

Psalm 138:2 King David tells us: “I will worship toward the holy temple, and

praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified

thy Word above all thy name.”

Proverbs 25:11 tells us: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures


Please know that when we accept Jesus, the living Word, into our hearts, He comes to abide with us to guide and direct us.

This year, please remember that Christmas is not just a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, it is much, much more than that as John 14:6 tells us that He is our Way, our Truth, and our Life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. He is our only way to the Father!

There is a beautiful Christmas hymn titled “Long Time Ago in Bethlehem” that

reminds us that Jesus, the Living Word, came so that we can live forever more.'

Long time ago in Bethlehem

So the Holy Bible says

Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ

Was born on Christmas day

Listen hear the angels sing

A new king is born today

And man will live forever more

Because of Christmas day

I pray for you this Christmas season that you have a God-blessed, Jesus-filled


Shalom! Shalom!

Dr. Phyllis

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