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 Merry Christmas: "This Little Child" by S.W. Brown...

Greetings...!

I know that many people living in this world are currently celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus in the flesh. Like many have pointed out over the past few weeks (and each December for the past five years), the meaning behind this birth is often lost behind commercialism and the traditions of men. My wife and I are celebrating Christmas this year (well, we celebrate the work of our Messiah every day) with family driving up from Texas. We are excited to see them (particularly since we live in an area where Satan literally seems to have his throne -- the San Francisco Bay Area).

In the midst of all of the consumer emphasis of the season...and in the fight of those on the left to remove Christ from the purpose (and then return the "holiday" completely back to its pagan origin), it is important to realize the significance of the birth of our Lord on this planet. The introduction of John says:

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[b]1[/b] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
[b]2[/b] The same was in the beginning with God.
[b]3[/b] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
[b]4[/b] In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
[b]5[/b] And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
[b]6[/b] There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
[b]7[/b] The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
[b]8[/b] He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
[b]9[/b] That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
[b]10[/b] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
[b]11[/b] He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
[b]12[/b] But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
[b]13[/b] Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
[b]14[/b] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


A few years ago, I had a Christmas card that showed a little child, meant to be Jesus, holding a lamb. Nothing was written on the front of the card, but when you opened it, it simply read, "[i]Jesus: He is all that really matters[/i]." How true! So as we continue to walk through [i]the wilderness of this world[/i] during this season, and as would-be theologians (here and elsewhere) continue to argue over doctrine and what they think that God has told or revealed to them, may we be impressed to think upon those things that really matter. [u]Jesus is all that matters in life[/u]. May we have the heart of those shepherds on the night of Christ's birth who were willing to leave everything behind -- their flocks of sheep -- in order to find the One True Shepherd who was to become the Lamb of God!

I heard the following song a long time ago. I think that it is one of the best "Christmas" songs ever written (and I do like a lot of old Christmas songs). I think that its words are more important today than when it was written. It is followed by a link to the actual recording of the song (with some video).

May the Lord bless you immensely and may every day be filled with the knowledge of Christ!

:-)

[b]This Little Child[/b]
by SCOTT WESLEY BROWN

[i]Verse 1[/i]
Who would have thought that long ago
So very far away
A little child would be born
And in a manager lay?

And who would have thought this little child
was born the King of Kings
The Son of just a carpenter
For whom the angels sing?

And who would have thought that as He grew
and with other children played
This child with whom they laughed and sang
Would die for them some day?

And who would have thought this little child
Would make a blind man see
Feed the hungry, make rich the poor
And set the sinner free?

Oh who would have thought this little child
Was who the prophets said?
Would take away the sins of man
And rise up from the dead!

[i]Chorus[/i]
Oh I believe!
And I will always sing,
“This little child is the King!”

Oh, I believe!
And I will always sing,
“This little child...He is...
...the King of Kings!”

[i]Verse 2[/i]
Many years have come and gone
Yet this world remains the same.
Empires have been built and fallen
Only time has made a change.

Nation against Nation.
Brother against brother
Men so filled with hatred
Killing one another!

And over half the world is starving
While a banner of decency is torn.
Debating over disarmament
Killing children before they’re born!

And fools who march to win the right
To justify their sin.
Oh every nation that has fallen
Has fallen from within!

Yet in the midst of this darkness
There is a hope, a light that burns.
This little child - the King of Kings
Some day will return!

[i]Repeat Chorus[/i]

[i]Verse 3[/i]
Who would have thought this little child
is who the prophets said
Will return to judge this world
The living and the dead?

Oh, can’t you see that long ago,
So very far away,
This little child, our only hope,
was born a King that day!?

:-)

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibE0oTMMKXo]CLICK HERE[/url] to hear the song.


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 2008/12/22 15:48Profile
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 Re: "This Little Child" by Scott Wesley Brown...

There is a version of this song that he sang with an African Choir that is amazing. He used to offer for free download on his website.

It's off of his "Out of Africa" CD.


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 Re: Re: "This Little Child" by Scott Wesley Brown...



You can listen to "This Little Child" by Scott Wesley Brown" online:


[url=http://www.rhapsody.com/scott-wesley-brown]This Little Child[/url]

In His Victory,

Walter
:-)

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hulsey wrote:
There is a version of this song that he sang with an African Choir that is amazing. He used to offer for free download on his website.

It's off of his "Out of Africa" CD.

 2008/12/22 22:49









 Re: "This Little Child" by Scott Wesley Brown...




Ccchhhrrriiisss posted John 1 using the King James Bible.

Lets compare the NIV to the King James posted by Ccchhhrrriiisss. Is there a difference? Can you understand the NIV as well as what Ccchhhrrriiisss posted?

[b] The introduction of John in the NIV says:[/b]

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1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. He was with God in the beginning.
3.Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it[u][b][color=6633FF] (Or darkness, and the darkness has not overcome)[/color][/b][/u].
6. There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world][u][b][color=6633FF](Or This was the true light that gives light to every man who comes into the world) [/color][/b][/u].
10. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
11. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
13. children born not of natural descent, [u][b][color=6633FF]( Greek of bloods) [/color][/b][/u]nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
14. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only ][u][b][color=6633FF] “Or the Only Begotten” [/color][/b][/u], who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15. John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' "
16. From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
17. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only ][u][b][color=6633FF] Some manuscripts “but the only (or only Begotten)” Some manuscripts “but the only (or only begotten) Son” [/color][/b][/u], who is at the Father's side, has made him known.



Please note, the footnotes to the NIV are in [u][b][color=6633FF]BOLD[/color][/b][/u] print, and can be found in John 1:5; 1:9; 1:13; 1:14; 1:18 (two footnotes for 1:18).

Sincerely,

Walter
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ccchhhrrriiisss wrote:
Greetings...!


In the midst of all of the consumer emphasis of the season...and in the fight of those on the left to remove Christ from the purpose (and then return the "holiday" completely back to its pagan origin), it is important to realize the significance of the birth of our Lord on this planet. [b] The introduction of John says:[/b]
Quote:

[b]1[/b] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
[b]2[/b] The same was in the beginning with God.
[b]3[/b] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
[b]4[/b] In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
[b]5[/b] And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
[b]6[/b] There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
[b]7[/b] The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
[b]8[/b] He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
[b]9[/b] That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
[b]10[/b] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
[b]11[/b] He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
[b]12[/b] But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
[b]13[/b] Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
[b]14[/b] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
[color=0033FF][b]15.[/b] John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
[b]16.[/b] And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
[b]17.[/b] For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
[b]18.[/b] No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.15-18 added[/color]



 2008/12/23 0:16
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Just using this thread to wish everyone a very blessed day! Merry Christmas -- and may your day be filled with the knowledge of God EVERY day!

:-)


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