Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Defines Christmas

“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in the death” (1 John 3:14)

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Christmas is a time when God’s children all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. But have you ever asked yourself what “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S” means?

C” means “Christ has come!” Christ is born and is here now!

H” stands for “Hope.” We’re at rest now, because Christ has come, and our hope for a glorious life has been fulfilled.

R” means “Righteousness!” There’s no need to struggle to please God with our own works of righteousness, because He has made us the epitome of His own righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).

I” means “Inheritance!” An inheritance has been bestowed on us; we’re no longer poor. Rather, we’re joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17).

S” means “Salvation.” Salvation has been consummated, since Christ has come.

T” means “Tell the untold that Christ has come.” Tell someone about Jesus today!

M” means “Ministry,” which refers to taking our place as ministers of reconciliation. And what is the message of that ministry?

That’s what “A” stands for—“Acceptance!” We’re to tell the whole world that they’ve been forgiven and accepted by the Father, irrespective of their past. God is not counting their sins against them (2 Corinthians 5:19). The final.

S” refers to sonship. Now that we are accepted in Him, He has brought us into “sonship!” (1 John 3:2).

Prayer


Dear Father, just as you’ve loved me,

I’ve made up my mind to love like you—unconditionally.

The compassion of Christ is expressed through me today.

My heart is full of love,

because the love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost,

to see the beauty and true value of others, in Jesus’ Name.

Amen.

Glory to Jesus!!