29 December 2017 • By John Weeks • in Church Activities
The Ferntree Gully Seventh-day Adventist Church appreciating the culture of Christmas Day.
“While we don’t know exactly when Jesus was born, the important thing is that we know prophecy was fulfilled precisely as predicted — Jesus was born in Bethlehem to a virgin. He was wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. He lived a sinless life, was wounded for our transgressions, died and rose again and is now in heaven ministering for us in the heavenly sanctuary. Soon, He will come again, not as a helpless baby but as conquering King to take us home.
Let’s use this time of year to bring our best gifts to the King of kings in order to reach our friends, neighbours, co-workers, acquaintances, and even strangers, with the wonderful message proclaimed so beautifully in Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
May God bless each of us as we give Christ our hearts today and every day as we wait for His soon return — His second advent.”
Source : Ted Wilson, Seventh-day Adventist Church President, 24 December, 2015 – http://perspectives.adventist.org/en/questions-answers/questions/go/2015-12-24/do-adventists-celebrate-christmas/