Monday, December 20, 2010

More Than Baby Jesus!

I love Christmas, when there is a true focus on what is important. So, what is important? Jesus Christ! I have written an article some time back titled - More Than Baby Jesus! It is wonderful that God sent the Christ child thru the Virgin Mary! However, please do not become myopic and focus on Baby Jesus alone. God coming down in human form was just the beginning of God's redemption plan for mankind. Please take 5 minutes and read this article I have posted at --

Thank you & my you have a Wonderful Christmas.
Parson Brown

Monday, December 6, 2010

How To Have Joy

1 John 1 is where Linda and I went for devotions this morning. What struck me is this. John's desire for believers is that we would experience overflowing joy. But, how can you have that joy? Surprisingly, you do NOT have to be a theologian to figure it out! WALK IN THE LIGHT...that is live for the Lord! Keep short accounts with God. Then you will have fellowship with you heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. But, if you choose to live in sin, FORGET THE FELLOWSHIP & FORGET THE JOY OF THE LORD!

Ponder these verses - What do you see? How can you apply it to your own life? 1 John 1:3-9 "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Only one life,
T'will soon be past &
Only what's done for Christ will last!

Parson Brown