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8-29-2016 The Savior’s Start

“An angel of the Lord” told shepherds, “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger” (Luke 2:11-12 NKJV).  The shepherds said: “’Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger’” (Luke 2:15-16 NKJV)1) This is about the birth of Jesus, and has nothing to do with a “Christmas;” 2) The shepherds saw “a Babe,” “born” that very day.  The “wise men” were nowhere around; 3) God’s “Savior” was born in Bethlehem, not Mecca!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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