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Issue #487
December 25, 2017
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Nativity

Chosen by God
Scripture

Then Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he came and set his people free.  He set the power of salvation in the center of our lives, and in the very house of David his servant, Just as he promised long ago through the preaching of his holy prophets: Deliverance from our enemies and every hateful hand; Mercy to our fathers, as he remembers to do what he said he'd do, What he swore to our father Abraham - clean rescue from the enemy camp, So we can worship him without a care in the world, made holy before him as long as we live.  And you, my child, "Prophet of the Highest," will go ahead of the Master to prepare his ways, Present the offer of salvation to his people, the forgiveness of their sins.  Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God's Sunrise will break in upon us, Shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, Then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace.
Luke 1:76-78 (MSG)

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Chosen by God

1. GOD CHOSE THE YOUNG SON OF JESSE (DAVID) 
So he asked Jesse, "Are these all the sons you have?"  "There is still the youngest," Jesse answered.  "he is tending the sheep."  Samuel said, "Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives."  So he sent for him and had him brought in.  He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.  The the Lord said, "Rise and anoint him; this is the one." 1 Samuel 16:11, 12 (NIV)

2. GOD CHOSE MOSES
"So now, go.  I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt."  Exodus 3:10 (NIV)

3. GOD CHOSE MARY
"Don't be afraid, Mary," the angel told her, "for you have found favor with God.  You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus" Luke 1:30, 31 (NLT)

4. GOD CHOSE DISCIPLES  
"One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night" Luke 6:12 (NLT)

5. GOD CHOSE SAUL (PAUL)
But the Lord said, "Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel" Acts 9:15 (NLT).

6. GOD CHOSE YOU
Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.  In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will Ephesians 1:4, 5 (NASB).

"you did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain" John 16:16a (NASB). 

 

 

 
   Q uotes
My heart rejoices in You, Lord, for the amazing privilege of
being chosen by You in eternity past and being called by You
with a holy calling.  How wonderful to know that I never
need to fear that You will reject me.
 
I celebrate the fact that I've been called according to Your purpose, and
that Your purpose includes both intimate relationship with You
and effective service for You.  I'm part of Your chosen family-
set apart to be Your treasured possession!
 
And thank You for making Your son my
Good Shepherd who calls me by name.
 
And Lord, I count on You to guide and empower
me to lead a life worthy of my holy calling.
 
Thank You again that I'm a chosen one-called to love and obey the
King of kings and Lord of lords, the Supreme Ruler of all things.
p. 71
Christ Life by Ruth Myers
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1. Praise:  But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you - from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.  1 Peter 2:9, 10 (MSG)

2. Pray: "For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.  Deuteronomy 14:2 (NASB) 
 
3. Pray: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.  Psalm 33:12 (NASB)

4. Pray:  Remember me, O Lord, in Thy favor toward Thy people; Visit me with Thy salvation, Psalm 106:4 (NASB)

5. Pray: And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 
Colossians 3:12 (NASB)

6. Praise:  "AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER, WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL."  Matthew 2:6 (NASB) 
  
7. Praise: Thanks to God for a Merry Christmas
 
8. Pray: Continue to pray for the completion of the Preservation Project.

Prayer: Lord, Simeon's words of wonder and worship are in my thoughts this Christmas: "Now Lord, Thou dost let Thy bondservant depart in peace, according to Thy word; for my eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel."
Merry Christmas,
 
Pearl Anderson

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)