25 Dec 2013 Pastor’s Christmas Address: “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:1-14)

Dec 24, 13 25 Dec 2013 Pastor’s Christmas Address: “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:1-14)

By Senior Pastor Alan Ang:

My dearly beloved, THANK YOU for your dedicated support and commitment to the service and work of our Lord Jesus at ALFC!

Christmas is far more beautiful and meaningful to me because of the love we have for each other which undoubtedly is borne out of love for our awesome God.

This Christmas, I want all of us to focus on the all important message from the reading of John 1:1-14.

Of significant mention is verse 14 which states and sums the essence of the total passage. “The Word became flesh, and dwelt among us” proclaims Jesus, God’s one and only Son, became a man in order to get up close and personal with us, to experience the same ups and downs, the temptations and the challenges we go through, and even to the extremes of experiencing the cruel and painful death on a cross! And God did all these because He loves us too much. He knows that if His Son had not come to earth, we can never experience a truly full and abundant life, nor walk in the light of His paths, nor ever enjoy the privilege of being adopted and called His children. Today’s scripture verses attest to this.

Beloved, God is here among us today, Hallelujah! And He wants every person on earth to be His child. Verse 12 says we are given the rights to become a child of God when we believe God came in the flesh; and when we accept Him into our lives.

So on Christmas Day today when we open gifts that we offer each other, may we be reminded that the most valuable gifts came to us not last night, not this morning, but over two thousand years ago— when God offered us His only Son, precious baby Jesus, all aglow with the power and fire that is the Word, made flesh!

Beloved, let us live and share with others who do not yet know this life changing message of Christmas. Let’s do this every day of our lives. May we follow Jesus and have His Light and His Glory surround and shine forth and through us!

I wish one and all, and your families too, a Joyous and Blessed Christmas!

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