December Quotes 2015

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Love the joy of this season.

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!” — Benjamin Franklin

“You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.” — John R. Rice

“All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” — David Jeremiah

“Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was.” – Art Fettig

“The beauty of Christ must be focused on the beauty of the One who is Christmas.” – Bob Griffin

“Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” — Unknown Shepherds, Luke 2:15

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, goodwill to men!” – HW Longfellow

“To prepare our hearts for Christmas, we must cultivate the spirit of expectancy.” – Handel H. Brown

For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all; No palace too great, no cottage too small. – Phillips Brooks

Jesus Christ became Incarnate for one purpose, to make a way back to God that man might stand before Him as He was created to do, the friend and lover of God Himself. -Oswald Chambers

Rejoice, that the immortal God is born, so that mortal man may live in eternity. – John Huss

“May we not ‘spend’ Christmas or ‘observe’ Christmas, but rather ‘keep’ it.” – Peter Marshall

Like Thanksgiving, the spirit of Christmas was never meant to be shut up into a single day. – Robert Flatt

The Christmas tree has taken the place of the altar in too much of our modern Christmas observances. – Earl Riney

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. – Helen Steiner Rice

A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes…and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year. – A. F. Wells

The message of what man has to sell takes precedence over the proclamation of what God has to give. – Handel H. Brown

Selfishness makes Christmas a burden, love makes it a delight. – Unknown

The most important part about Christmas is the first six letters.

Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift. – St Paul, II Cor 9:15

The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable. – Ralph W. Sockman

Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine; Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign.” – Christina Rossetti

The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas. – Billy Graham

Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives. – William Parks
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You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. -John Bunyan

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness. -Mother Teresa

Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose? John Wesley

First rule of repentance: that repentance requires greater intimacy with God than with our sin.
R Butterfield

We often forget that the Author of our faith must be the Preserver of it also.
CH Spurgeon

 

 

At25December2015-LS the same time that we see God’s end in us, we must also see our end in him.
Samuel Kee