Do you know people who need to hear about God’s love and forgiveness?
Billy Graham’s third Advent meditation focuses on sharing the true Christmas message.
WEEK THREE: DECEMBER 11–17
Read Luke 2:8-10—On that first Christmas night, the angels appeared to shepherds on a hill near Bethlehem. Alfred Edersheim, the great 19th-century Jewish-Christian scholar, wrote in his book The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah that the shepherds and the sheep to whom the angels appeared near Bethlehem were no ordinary shepherds and sheep.
Today we can declare to the world that the Good Shepherd cares for all people and wants to give them peace. Christ came on that first Christmas for one great purpose–-to die on the cross for our sins. Now God offers forgiveness, inner peace and eternal life to all who will repent and believe in His Son. This is the Christmas message!
Do you know people who need to hear about God’s love and forgiveness? Will you share the true Christmas message with them this year?
[Editor's Comment: Billy Graham has always kept the message of the Gospel simple, succinct, and satisfying to the mind and heart.
Jesus was born to die to save a world of sinners living in darkness without the Light of Christ, and without hope and peace. The world cannot give us the peace Christ Jesus offers. Let us tell others the good news that Jesus still saves today. He alone can bring forgiviness of our sins, a new life of joy and peace, and the offer of eternal life. We thank God for Billy Graham. Most of all, we thank God for sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us, and to reconcile us the God, the Father (2 Corinthians 5:19). ]