Saturday 25 December 2021

5 Bible Passages to read on Christmas Day

Hello Readers & Followers,

It's Christmas!

Here are 5 Bible Passages that you can read on Christmas Day with your family

1. Isaiah 9:6–7 says

 "For to us a child is born, to us, a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace, there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this."

2. 2 Corinthians 5:17–21 says

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake, He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God."

3. Micah 5:1–5 says

"Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops; siege is laid against us; with a rod, they strike the judge of Israel on the cheek. But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. 

Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labour has given birth; then the rest of his brothers shall return to the people of Israel. 

And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now, he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace."

4. Luke 2:29–32 says

Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.

5. Titus 3:4–7 says 

"But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life."

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace during this season in Jesus' name.

Have a lovely Christmas! 

Yours in Christ,

Mysses Lafunky

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Saturday 11 December 2021

The True Meaning of Biblical Repentance (Part 2)

Hello Readers & Followers,

It's December! The Christmas season! I can officially say "Season's Greetings" to you all.

Also, today my Christian writing website turned 9! Praise be to God!! Thank God for the journey so far and thank God for fulfilling His purpose through this website.  I would also like to thank you for being a part of Mysses Lafunky's readers. I appreciate each and every one of you. 

I am continuing the series on Repentance. This is the last article on Repentance. Did you miss the previous article? Please click here to read it. 

2 Corinthians 7:10 says "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death (NIV version)." This Scripture is teaching us that the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience is the sorrow that makes us change our hearts and lives, leading to salvation as the world way of grieving produces death.

The People of Nineveh

Do you remember the story of the people of Nineveh? The people of Nineveh had sinned against God and God wanted to give them a chance to change their hearts and lives (Jonah 1- 4). The Lord spoke his word to Jonah and sent him to Nineveh to inform them that their city will be destroyed in 40 days if they do not repent. Jonah actually wanted God to destroy them due to the various atrocities that the people of Nineveh had committed and he knew about God being rich in mercy. To cut the long story short, Jonah delivered the word of the Lord to the people of Nineveh. Did the people practise godly sorrow? Let's see what the Bible says in the book of Jonah 3:5 -10, the Scriptures say: