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Prayer

Prayer Min. Lynwood F. Mundy 
Tis the season to be merry, jolly and grateful for Jesus in spirit and worship; However, all seems lost because of corporate greed and man's wanting presents, railings and money. Where has the true Christmas spirit gone? Churches have removed the true spirit of worshiping Christ to a de-facto worship service with giving of lavish gifts to Preacher's and their wives or husbands and having elaborate dinners in hotels or banquet halls. Christ's man-made birthday has actually removed Him for , Xmas festivities for which it was intended. I pray YHWH, that Christians remember John 3:16, and the prophesy of Isaiah 9:6, 7. Nowhere does the Scripture say, 'man. is supposed to be worshiped or given gifts.' I pray that Christian's "Remember the reason for the Season-JESUS." In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. Hallelujah!

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

December 20
Looking to God and OthersRomans 9:1–12
We have a natural tendency to be concerned with our own condition. As redeemed people, God is transforming us from being self-centered people—concerned with our own ambitions—to other-centered people who want to see God’s work done in and around us. Sometimes even our spiritual concerns point us inward. But God’s work in us shouldn’t be just about us.

Paul sets a startling example in his concern for those who hadn't come to know Christ: “I am telling the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears witness to me in the Holy Spirit—that my grief is great and there is constant distress in my heart. For I could wish myself to be accursed from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my fellow countrymen according to the flesh” (Rom 9:1–3).

Although he was called especially to be an apostle to the Gentiles, Paul was deeply concerned about the spiritual state of the Jewish people—his own people. The promise of the Messiah was given to…