1 JOHN 4:9New Living Translation (NLT): God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. And: English Standard Version (ESV): In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
Luke 2:6-7(ESV): And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
(Chapter 2 of Luke is the Christmas Narrative of Jesus’ birth)
Matthew 1:21(ESV): She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Romans 1:16(ESV): For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Matthew 3:17(NLT): And a voice from heaven said, "This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” And the English Standard Version: and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
Matthew 3:17(ESV) and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
Matthew 17:5(NLT): And a voice from heaven said, "This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy."
Matthew 17:5(ESV): and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
Luke 3:22(ESV): and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (PURPLE = the voice of GOD the FATHER!)
Ephesians 1:17(NIV): I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.Holman Christian Standard Bible: I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. International Standard Version: I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the most glorious Father, would give you a wise spirit, along with revelation that comes through knowing the Messiah fully. NET Bible I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him,
John 3:3(ESV): Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” JESUS SPEAKING AND HIS INVITATION TO ALL! (RED, BOLD AND UNDERLINED = JESUS’ words)
John 3:16-17 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (JESUS SPEAKING!)
1 Corinthians 15:14(NLT): And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless.
_______MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY 2018, ______________________________
JESUS CAME, WAS CRUCIFIED AND DIED TO BRING SALVATION, forgiveness of sin and born of GOD, TO ANY WHO WOULD BELIEVE!