“Unto Us”

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“Unto Us”

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 6:9

What a beautiful truth to consider during this Christmas season.  Jesus came to this world for sinful men like me.  He came to this sin-sick earth for you.  He came for us!  Unto us, Christ was born 2000 years ago.  Unto us God’s Son was given!  Unto us the Savior entered human history and embarked on His mission to “seek and save that which was lost!”  With all the selfish materialism and consumerism of today’s society, one personal note is often overlooked:  Jesus came to this world for us!  Romans 5:8 tells us the purpose in Jesus coming to this earth: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  We can praise God that He loved us in spite of our sin.  Jesus demonstrated God’s love by coming to earth, living, dying, and then living again – all for us!  Unto us, God gave His Son Jesus!  Beloved John 3:16 reminds us of this love for us: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  No-one is outside of the “unto us.”  He came for the whole world, yet some reject His gift of salvation.  Praise the Lord that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved!” You can receive the gift of salvation by faith today!   With all the “goings on” at this time of year, with every exchange of gifts, remember the whole reason behind it: Unto us, Jesus came, bearing the gift of salvation, so we could be saved.  

Published by Pastor Steve

Steve Harness and his beautiful wife, Natalie, are blessed with three children. They have served in ministry together for nearly 20 years and have been in Wilton, NY since 2009. Pastor Steve enjoys drinking Dunkin coffee and watching the New York Yankees baseball and Memphis Grizzlies basketball. Steve has a varied ministerial education, including a Bachelor of Bible from Pensacola Christian College, a Master of Ministry from Bethany Divinity Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Bethany. Currently, he is enrolled in the Master of Divinity (Christian Education) program at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoring the Wilton Baptist Church, he is also the principal of the Wilton Baptist Academy in Wilton, NY. He serves on the board of the New York Association of Christian Schools. Both Steve and Natalie are thankful for each opportunity the Lord has given to them, and they desire to “serve the Lord with gladness” while seeing people saved and advancing in their walk with Jesus.

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