The Ultimate Gift of Christmas

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Today on “Think on These Things” we will be discussing “The Ultimate Gift of Christmas.”

 

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is THE ULTIMATE GIFT—JESUS CHRIST!

We will be discussing the difference the Ultimate Christmas Gift, Jesus Christ, makes in our lives on a day-to-day basis.

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Live-stream, listen, or watch at 2:00 PM Central.

Live-stream at: gleniris.net

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM or:
92.3 FM – Springville
101.5 FM – Columbiana
106.1 FM – Moody / Odenville
106.1 FM – Jasper
107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

 

Fully God, Fully Man

ToTT logoJoin us this week as Charlotte and I will be discussing Scripture passages that tell about when God’s precious Gift, Jesus, came to live as fully God and fully man.

Live-stream, listen, or watch at 2:00 PM Central.

Live-stream at: gleniris.net

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM or:
92.3 FM – Springville
101.5 FM – Columbiana
106.1 FM – Moody / Odenville
106.1 FM – Jasper
107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

 

 

Thanksgiving Day is Coming

Glimpses of the Savior FRONT cover“Thanksgiving Day is Coming” is a poem I heard my mom recite every November from the time I was very young. I have not found the author’s name anywhere. The poem is the exchange between a turkey and a pumpkin talking about becoming turkey dinner and pumpkin pie.

While we do not have to be concerned about becoming part of some family’s Thanksgiving dinner, we are often very busy with our regular responsibilities, and then add to that the concomitant responsibilities that come with our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year preparations and celebrations.

This is a great time to get your copy of Glimpses of the Savior: 30 Meditations for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year that my Nigeria MK cousin and I co-authored.

These make great Christmas Gifts! The devotions begin the week before Thanksgiving and take you through the New Year.

Available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and in paperback from Amazon and most bookstores by request.

Christmas Candy and the Church

How is Christmas Candy Similar to the Church?

This morning, I was remembering my mom in the kitchen making her Christmas candies. She made divinity (My brother Tim declared it the best in the world!), chocolate, as well as peanut brittle and pecan brittle.

She combined all the ingredients in a pan and stirred them together. At this point you could still differentiate the different ingredients in the pan. Then, she placed the pan on the stove and stirred as the ingredients began melting from the heat. There was a precise point in cooking that the ingredients ceased to be individual parts like chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs, nuts, etc. As the heat melted the chocolate and butter, the other ingredients blended with them to make a delicious treat. You could tell the candy was ready to pour out when the candy would look shiny.

In addition to making my mouth water and wishing mom could be here to make candy with me, I began thinking about the similarities between mom’s Christmas candies and the local Body of Christ (the church).

Mom’s candies were made of a wide variety of ingredients, yet they had one common ingredient—sugar. The members of the church are varied and represent myriad socioeconomic, psychographic, sociographic, and demographic segmentations. Yet, they (we) all have in common One ingredient (Person), Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

In the same way the heat causes the ingredients of the candies to blend together, change consistency, and become one treat; the Holy Spirit works in and through the experiences in the lives of the church members to blend them (us) together in unity and to change us into “the shining light,” as Isaiah 60:1 admonishes the church to Arise, shine for the Light has come!

Regardless of the differences among members of the church, the church is to be radiant with the Light of God and the Light of the World in such a way that She (the church) shines with the Light of the Gospel. The church is Christ’s Body through which His glory is to be shown to the world, to make all men see (Ephesians 3:9).

I pray we will all be mindful of our responsibility to shine brighter than any man-made Christmas lights or ornaments!

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14-16

*All Scripture passages are from the King James Version (KJV) of the Holy Bible.

Christmas Carols

Those of you who know me, understand how much I love music as an expression of worship. As I play the piano or sing, the notes are my expressions of awe, love and gratitude to the Sovereign God of the Universe. Music is my way of pouring out my heart, in prayer and praise to the Lord.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Today on “Think on These Things” we will looking at “Christmas Carols.” Using Scripture and carols (hymns) we will look at Prophecy and the Fulfillment of Prophecy.

You may be surprised at some of the Scripture and Carols that we include in our discussion!

Listen or watch at 2:00 p.m. Central.

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM, or:
91.9 FM – Birmingham
92.3 FM – Springville
101.5 FM – Columbiana
106.1 FM – Moody/Odenville
106.1 FM – Jasper
107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

Watch on WAY-TV channel 47

Stream it live at: gleniris.net/WGIB

SUFFERING: The Gift No One Wants

 “The fact that God can bring good out of evil only underscores the power and excellence of His sovereign will.” Tim Keeter

TIM KEETER joins us today at 2:00 PM to discuss, “Suffering: The Gift No One Wants.” You will not want to miss hearing Tim speak about the things the Lord taught him, and continues teaching him, through his cancer.

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM, or:

 91.9 FM – Birmingham

92.3 FM – Springville

101.5 FM – Columbiana

106.1 FM – Moody/Odenville

106.1 FM – Jasper

107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

Watch on WAY-TV channel 47.

Stream it live at: gleniris.net/WGIB

 

 

The Ultimate Christmas Gift

Today on “Think on These Things” we will be discussing “The Ultimate Gift of Christmas.”

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is THE ULTIMATE                             GIFT—JESUS CHRIST!

We will be discussing the difference the Ultimate Christmas Gift, Jesus Christ, makes in our lives on a day-to-day basis.

Listen or watch at 2:00 p.m. Central.

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM, or:
91.9 FM – Birmingham
92.3 FM- Springville
101.5 FM – Columbiana
106.1 FM – Moody/Odenville
106.1 FM – Jasper
107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

Watch on WAY-TV channel 47

Stream it live at: gleniris.net/WGIB