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December 2017

Dear friends,

As we come into the Christmas season we reflect on the happenings of this day and the gift the Heavenly father sent unto mankind.
For millions of people, the Christmas season means nothing more than parties, gifts, decorations, and time off work. For Christians, however this time of year is a happy reminder of the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

Already before Jesus was born his coming was prophesized. Isaiah 9:6 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 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7: 4 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

An angel of the Lord appeared unto Joseph in a dream saying thou son of David fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife. Matt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for he shall save his people from their sins. Matt1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Luke 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among woman. 31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. Luke 2: 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. No one would give a room to this pregnant woman that the scripture says was great with child. No room was found in the inn and it appears no one was willing to give up their comfortable room for this woman great with child, so that she could have her baby in the comfort of a bed. Instead she had to go into the barn and because there was no crib the baby was laid in a feeding trough. This is how the Saviour and Redeemer of mankind came into this world in the lowest form for all people.

Verse 8: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Verse 9: And, lo the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone about them: and they were sore afraid. Verse 10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Verse 11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Verse 12: And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger. Verse 13: And suddenly there was with this angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

During this Christmas season let us remember others, especially those who are less fortunate than us. Let us remember this gift sent from God unto all men fear not I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you this day a Saviour is born which is Christ the Lord. Peace and good will toward men.

Godís Peace this Christmas season

Bill Seppala

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Eastern Missionary Association
PO Box 69
Hancock, MI 49930

Chairman: Pastor Ernest (Chuck) Bylkas III
Phone: (906) 281-4983

Secretary: Charles Korhonen
Phone: (906)523-4744

Treasurer: Pastor Ernest (Chuck) Bylkas III
Phone: (906)281-4983