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TRIUMPH CHRISTMAS PARTY Dec 24 2011 10 And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold I bring you good news of great joy which shall be.

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4 10 And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold I bring you good news of great joy which shall be for all people; 11 For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ, the Lord.” ~Luke 2:10

5 A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

6 A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained 1 - The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. 2 - Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments. 3 - Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love. 4 - The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained 1 - The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. 2 - Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments. 3 - Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love. 4 - The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

7 A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained 5 - The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament. 6 - The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation. 7 - Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy. A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained 5 - The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament. 6 - The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation. 7 - Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

8 A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained 8 - The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes. 9 - Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments. A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained 8 - The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes. 9 - Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

9 A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained 11 - The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostle's Creed. A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained 11 - The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostle's Creed.

10 A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained So there is your history for today. Now we all know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol. - author unknown A lesson in a Christmas Carol… Twelve Days of Christmas Explained So there is your history for today. Now we all know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol. - author unknown

11 A lesson in a Christmas Carol… The Greatest Gift Giver gave to us the most wonderful gift each of us should be sure to get…. A lesson in a Christmas Carol… The Greatest Gift Giver gave to us the most wonderful gift each of us should be sure to get…. 1John5:11,12 – “The testimony is this: God has given us eternal life and this life has its source in His Son. Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life”. (NET)

12 Who is your most favorite character in the Angry Birds game? The Birds or the snorting Pigs? The Angry Birds are selfish. They gave the eggs and want them back so angrily. While the poor pigs wait for the Master to take one of them as the next sacrifice for the table…

13 Let’s be sure to get for this Christmas Greatest Gift the greatest Giver gave to the world…. 1John5:11,12 – “The testimony is this: God has given us eternal life and this life has its source in His Son. Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life”. (NET)

14 John 3:16 16"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. To have eternal life… Believe in the Son of God… As the only way to be saved….

15 John 3:16 18"He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 1. Believe… by faith… Ask the gift of FAITH. 2. Accept you have a problem… SIN..…

16 John 3:16 20"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21"But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God." (NASB) 3. Confess you are a sinner… hate SIN… 4. Do true REPENTANCE… 5. Ask God to CHANGE you from within…

17 Prayer of accepting God’s greatest gift: Lord Jesus, I need you. I confess that I am a sinner. I believe that you died on the cross to pay for all my sins. With Your help, I will turn away from my sins. Please come into my life and be my Savior and my Master. I accept your free gift of eternal life. Make me the kind of new person you want me to be. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me eternal life. Amen. Prayer of accepting God’s greatest gift: Lord Jesus, I need you. I confess that I am a sinner. I believe that you died on the cross to pay for all my sins. With Your help, I will turn away from my sins. Please come into my life and be my Savior and my Master. I accept your free gift of eternal life. Make me the kind of new person you want me to be. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me eternal life. Amen.

18 Today the True meaning of Christmas need not be hidden. Someone must write a new song revealing all the truths behind Christmas… May you sing a new song in your heart as Christmas becomes true to each of us… to all of us… Today the True meaning of Christmas need not be hidden. Someone must write a new song revealing all the truths behind Christmas… May you sing a new song in your heart as Christmas becomes true to each of us… to all of us… Christmas Message Dec Merry Christmas to one and all!! Merry Christmas to one and all!!


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