The Love of God Through Jesus Christ

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 
Joh 3:17  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 

The very essence of Almighty God, Yahweh, who is the Most High God is revealed through Jesus Christ. Let us remember the greatest gift given to mankind. The birth of our beloved Savior and LORD and Jesus the Christ. Some debate it, some disbelieve it, some deny it, but let the record of his life declare who he is! God gave us his very best. 

The Bible says that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him, shall not perish but have everlasting life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but that through him, many would be saved. Yes, many theologians say that December was probably not the timeframe in which he was born, but this is the time in which we remember, reflect and celebrate his birth. 

God loves us so much that he did not want to condemn us, but through Jesus Christ (Yeshua Hamishiach) he shows us his unconditional love. If you have not received the greatest gift of salvation or need to recommit your life in Jesus Christ, read this scripture in Romans 10:9-13. Then read the comments, “How to receive the Greatest Gift,” and say the prayer that follows it:

The scripture says:

Rom 10:9  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 
Rom 10:10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 
Rom 10:11  For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on him will not be put to shame. Rom 10:12  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.  Rom 10:13  For “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” 

How to receive the greatest gift of salvation:

  1. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent of your sins).
  2. Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ  is Lord, that he died for you on the cross, shed his blood, was buried and rose from the grave!
  3. Be baptized in the Name of Jesus for the remission of your sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

How to Pray:

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus, I am a sinner and repent of my sins. I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins. You shed your blood, you were buried and resurrected on the third day. I renounce sin and ask you to come into my heart and life. Purge me and fill me with your precious Holy Spirit. Today I believe, trust and follow Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

This is the beginning of a wonderful new life in Jesus Christ. To deepen this relationship you should:

  1. Read your Bible everyday to know Christ better.
  2. Communicate and talk to God in prayer every day.
  3. Tell others about Christ.
  4. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other born again Spirit filled Christians in a church where Christ,  and the true Gospel is preached.
  5. As Christ’s representative in the world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others. The Bible says, “Let your light so shine, that others may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matt 5: 16.

As we prepare to transition into a New Year, my prayer for every person that reads this is:

Num 6:24  “The LORD bless you and keep you; 
Num 6:25  The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 
Num 6:26  The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”

Love and Blessings, Pastor Jamal & Sheryl Quinn 

THE GRACE AND SPIRIT OF GIVING

Isa 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

2 Cor 8:7  Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. 

As we remember the birth of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, we cannot overlook the fact that God gave us his very best! The month of December is a special time where we celebrate Christmas, and many people take this time to fellowship, give gifts, and spend time with family. As we celebrate we must not overlook the significance of what God did for us by giving us his very best as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. 

The Bible says in in Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, a son is given.” John confirms it in John 3:16, by saying, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.” When we read these scriptures it is a reminder that God gave us his very best! When we think about it, God is the greatest giver that ever existed. Everything that we have in earth and everything that we have achieved came from God!  The Bible says in James 1 :17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

The scriptures are clear that God gave us his very best. Now if this is the character of God, and we have born of his spirit, then it is sufficient to say that we should have the same grace and spirit of giving as our Father in heaven. This is important to remember because the spirit of the world can be selfishness, self righteousness, and selfies. We live in a time where most people are concerned about me, myself, and I. This is not the spirit of Christ. It is a worldly spirit that comes from below. 

The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthian church said the following in 2 Cor 8:7, “Therefore, as you abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that you abound in this grace also. What grace was Paul speaking about? The grace of giving. (Read 2 Cor 8:1-15)

So what does the spirit of grace and giving mean for each of us? It means that we believe the scripture that says, freely you have received, freely give. (Matt 10:8) It means that we should give of our time, talents and treasure without compulsion or coercion. It means encouraging, edifying and building one another up in love. It means following the example of Jesus Christ who gave sacrificiously, and willingly of himself.  This is the grace and spirit of giving that every believer in Christ should practice, not only at Christmas time but every opportunity we get in Jesus Name!  Be Blessed! Pastor Quinn

The Reason for the Season

Isa 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
Isa 9:7  Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 

How many of us know that Jesus is the reason for the season? December is a month of celebrating Christmas, fellowship, food, and gift giving, but more importantly, let us remember to celebrate the one who is the greatest gift ever given; Jesus the Christ! (Yeshua Hamishiach)  Over the years as a child and being born in the month of December, I have always been enamored with Christmas because it meant gifts, new clothes, toys, candy and lots of food! (Praise God!)  As I got older and began to understand the significance of the birth and life of Christ and my focus changed!  I now realize that the holiday season is wonderful, but the greatest gift that was ever given to mankind was the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Isaiah the prophet gives us some of the most profound scriptures as it relates to the birth of Christ. Isaiah starts out by saying in Isa 9:6, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” 

As we look at this verse it is full of powerful references of who Jesus Christ, the Messiah is. He is the God child who was born and given by the Father in Heaven, and the government or Kingdom of Heaven will be upon his shoulders, and his name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace!  These are some amazing names that each and every one of us can understand. The Lord Jesus is truly wonderful, He gives us wise counsel through the Holy Spirit, He is a mighty God, He and the Father are one, and He is an everlasting Father. He is an eternal father, He is an awesome father, and above all He is Abba (Daddy) Father. Lastly he came to give us peace, because he is the Prince of Peace!

Isaiah also said in Isa 9:7, “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.” God’s Kingdom will reign forever more and unlike human kingdoms that establish peace for a season, his peace will never end. There have been many Kingdoms since the beginning of civilization, but where are they now?  Isaiah also says, “Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

One thing we should never forget is that King Jesus shall reign as King David did, but will do it in a greater capacity! It will not just be an earthly reign, but a heavenly reign. David was known as one of Israel’s greatest Kings, who was a man after Gods heart. Jesus is the beloved Son of God who is even greater, and his kingdom will be established with order, judgment, and justice, now and forever more! David’s kingdom lasted for a season, The Kingdom of God will last forever more! This is why Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords and we are his Kingdom citizens! Hallelujah! 

Saints as we celebrate Christmas, never ever forget the divine significance of the birth of Christ. This is the month in which we celebrate Christmas which comes around only once a year. Jesus Christ must be celebrated all year long! May God Bless you this on this Christmas and holiday season as you abide in the Prince of Peace, who is Jesus Christ our LORD, Savior, King and coming Messiah!  Be Blessed! Pastor Quinn