December 20, 2016

So sorry, I forgot to add the last “S” to this prior to posting it. Here’s the complete acronym that was posted yesterday. Merry Christmas!

C – CHRIST: Matthew 16:16 – “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

H – HOLY ONE OF GOD: John 6:69 – “…You have the words of eternal life,…you are the Holy One of God.

R – RESURRECTION: John 11:25 – “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.’ “

I – IMMANUEL: Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us).”

S – SON OF GOD IN POWER: Romans 1:4 – Jesus “was declared to be the Son of God in power … Jesus Christ our Lord.”

T – THE TRUTH: John 14:6 – “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

M – MIGHTY GOD: Isaiah 9:6 – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given… and his name shall be called…Mighty God…”

A – ALPHA AND OMEGA: Revelation 1:8 – “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

S – SAVIOR: Luke 2:11 – “For unto you is born…a SAVIOR, who is Christ the Lord.”

Please feel free to share this important message with others to help keep CHRIST in CHRISTMAS!



December 1, 2013

If we were to ask a number of people “What comes to your mind when you think of Christmas?”, we would hear a variety of replies: family time, gift giving and receiving, parties, tons of food, excessive spending, overeating, baking, cold, snow (at least in some parts of the Northern hemisphere), travel, rest, traditions, Santa, Rudolph, decorations, Christmas trees, etc. While none of that is bad, it might distract us from the fact that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

The word “Christmas” comes from the Old English words “Christes Maesse”, meaning the mass or festival of Christ. The first Christmas celebration took place in Rome about the middle of the fourth century. (Information taken from

To help us celebrate Christ in all the Christmas busyness, I’ve made a Christmas acronym with the names of Jesus. (I have all the references for each name, if anyone is interested let me know.) Today we’ll take a general overview of it. Here’s what I discovered:

C – Christ, Chief Cornerstone, Counselor, Chief Shepherd

H – Heir of all things, Holy One of God, Head, High Priest

R – Redeemer, Resurrection and the Life, the Righteous

I – Immanuel, I AM

S – Servant, Stone, Shepherd

T – Truth, Teacher, True

M – Morning Star, Master, Messiah, Most Holy, Mediator

A – Almighty, Alpha and Omega, the Amen, Advocate, Author

S – Son of God, Son of David, Son of Man, Savior

From now till December 25, we’ll look at some of His names a little closer so we can focus on WHO we are celebrating this Christmas. Stay with me….

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