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All brothers and sisters, Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a big day to Christians, churches are busy going out to share the gospel, organise Christmas parties… and for Sunrise Church, we have Christmas camp for the Chinese congregation and Christmas party for other brothers and sisters! In this important day, the body of Christ has a deeper fellowship time and to practice loving one and other passionately, loving the church passionately and loving Jesus passionately!


December 25 is the day to commemorate the birth of Jesus, but was Jesus really born on this day?

In Luke 2:8, we see angels appearing to the shepherds in the wild in Bethlehem and announcing the good news. However, Palestine is the winter season from November to March of the following year, and no one will keep sheep outside for herding. So it can be seen that Jesus was not born in December!


“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”” Luke 2:10-12


In Luke, the angels did not tell the shepherds to celebrate Christmas or the birth of Jesus. But, they instructed them to spread the good news of Jesus was born.


Although Jesus' birthday is not in December, it is undeniable that Christmas makes it easier for Christians to go to the streets to spread the gospel, and today's unbelievers can easily say "Christmas is to commemorate the birth of Jesus!" In other words, the impact of Christmas on society is very far-reaching.


Therefore, Christmas is not only to commemorate the birth of Jesus, but also to work hard to spread God's gospel to those around you during this holiday. In fact, we are so blessed by compare with the shepherds at that time. They only knew Jesus was born, and then they were going to spread the message. But we not only know, we have also experienced the renewal and touch of life, the healing of God, and the grace and blessing of great forgiveness of sins. So I encourage all brothers and sisters to go and share the gospel in this great holiday; bring among your gospel leaflets and small gifts to spread out the good news!


May I wish everyone again, Merry Christmas, and may Jesus be born in your heart, with joy and passion from God!

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