United Pentecostal Church Mannheim
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Message from the Monthly Flyer from December 2010

Jesus our Messiah: "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10

Matthew 2:1-12 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'" Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also." When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way. Worship Jesus!

Jesus is the key figure in the New Testament and also in our current time; and He is the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament. Although we do not know a lot about the life of Jesus before His ministry, we do know, however, that He is the living God who came in flesh. He was completely God and also completely a human being. He died for our sins and arose again from the dead on the third day. He promised one day to come back to earth again. It does not seem to be a great deal of information, however, it is enough for eternal life.

This month, many will be celebrating Christmas, however, one day the whole world will bow down before Him and be judged as according to their faith and works. This is a special time, however, they are not real days of celebration unless Jesus is a part of your life. If you belong to Jesus, you have love, peace, joy and everything which you need, then Jesus has told us: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 sw

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