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Praise & Prayer Bulletin December 2022 - January 2023

The Cost of Christmas
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17)

What are you able and willing to spend this Christmas season? What will you be spending your resources on? Will it be worth it at the end of the season?

It’s amazing how costly Christmas is!

It cost Mary and Joseph the comforts of home during a long period of exile in Egypt to protect Baby Jesus from King Herod’s hideous infanticide.

It cost mothers in and around Bethlehem the lives of their babies on the cruel order of Herod.

It cost the shepherds the complacency of their shepherds' life, with the call to the manger and to tell the good news.

It cost the wise men a long journey and expensive gifts.

It cost the apostles and the early church their liberty, dignity, property and lives.
It cost missionaries of Christ immeasurably through untold suffering and privation to spread the good news.

It cost Christian martyrs in all ages their lives for Christ's sake.

More than all this, it cost God the Father His ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON whom He sent to the earth to save mankind.

It cost Jesus Christ His kingly life; He joyfully took a life of sacrifice and service, of torment and death that was so cruel and unmatched in history.

It has cost you something in supporting us to ensure that the purpose for which Christ came is fulfilled in the families we reach.

Thanks for standing with us this year. Your support has been most invaluable.

May the Lord Himself fill your home and life with the joy of Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Your Co-labourer,

Chuks Aniereobi