Promises – December 9, 2016
Acts 5:31, God exalted Him to His own right hand as Prince and Savior that He might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.
As a country, any time we go through an election cycle, we all pause and reflect on the political promises that were made. We place our hope in promises of better economy, better education, and lower taxes. We look for promises that will impact and improve the present and the future. We hope for the best, but have a guarded expectancy that the promises will be broken.
The beauty of Christmas is that Christmas was the greatest promise ever made as well as the greatest promise ever kept. 700 years before Jesus was born, God promised His son to the prophet Isaiah, and on that first Christmas night, the promise was kept. The beautiful thing is that God still keeps His promises today. So, when you look at Christmas this year, remember these 2 words, promise kept! God has initiated and followed through with His promise of sending His Son, so that all may have an opportunity to repent and believe in Jesus. Forgiveness is only offered through the work of Jesus Christ.
If we want to make America great again… That’s where it’s at.
John Mark Caton, Ph.D
Sunday, December 4 – John 3:16
Monday, December 5 – Ezekiel 34:15-16
Tuesday, December 6 – 1 John 4:9-10
Wednesday, December 7 – John 1:14
Thursday, December 8 – Romans 5:8
Friday, December 9 – Acts 5:31
Saturday, December 10 – Matthew 1:21