NLTC Dec. 2008
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Table of Content
A Holiday Moment
The Ultimate Christmas
Words to Ponder
College Students Hello
Show Me Your Glory
The Lite Side -
The Way I See It In
New L i fe Temp l e C hu rch
A Holiday Moment By Mel A. Perry
daughters?As we enter into the Holiday
Season, it is very important that Jesus Did you know that your baby boy remains the center of our holiday has come to make you new?worship.
This child that you've delivered, will As much as anyone, I simply adore soon deliver you.
this time of the year and all of its cheer. Mary did you know that your baby
But some times as I walk through the boy would give sight to a blind man?
stores I notice how extra rude and
Mary did you know that your baby grumpy people become. The reason is
boy would calm a storm with his hand?simple. December is about X-mas and
not about Christ sacrificial birth. Did you know that your baby boy
has walked where angels trod?Christmas is about God keeping His
promise to And when you kiss your mankind that He little baby, you have kissed would send a the face of God.redeemer to free
Oh Mary, did you man from the
know? bondage of Satan.
The blind will see, the Yes, Yehua came as deaf will hear, the dead will a baby, but He live again.knew that as a man
he would be a The lame will leap, the
sacrificial lamb. dumb will speak, the praises
of the lamb. Many years ago I was listening to
the radio and a song came on. It was the Mary did you know that your baby
perfect Christmas/ Easter song. Yes, boy is Lord of all creation?
Jesus may be a baby now, but Mary Mary did you know that your baby
soon he will be the changer of so many boy would one day rule the nations?
lives. Did you know that your baby boy is
I must admit that while I love the heaven's perfect Lamb?
traditional Christmas songs, and will This sleeping child you're holding is play them and sing them throughout this
the great- I AMseason, Mary Did You Know is probably
my favorite song.
Have A Merry Christmas & Blessed
HolidayMary did you know that your baby
boy would some day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby
boy would save our sons and
The Ultimate Christmas GiftBy Min. Isaac Bazile
As always, we give thanks at Thanksgiving to God gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in
for what he has blessed us with. As we prepare for Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Christmas, what better gift to receive than salvation. During World War I the newspapers ran the story of a
With the gift of salvation comes many other wonderful letter found in the pocket of a soldier who had been
blessings. Although the world looks at Christmas with killed in action. As his pockets were emptied and
a more commercialized point of view, the Christians' mailed to his mother, these words were found by her
view is more truth motivated. written on the back of a letter:
The truth is this is a time we celebrate the birth of "The Greatest Verse in the Bible"
Jesus. Aren't you glad you are able to separate the truth
of Christmas from the world's idea of what Christmas For God--the Greatest Lover
means? This is a time for giving; the spirit of giving is So loved--the Greatest Love
every where. Is it because traditionally people know The World--the Greatest company
that at Christmas it is easier to get people to give? But That He gave--the Greatest Event (which is Christmas)
the ultimate gift gets overlooked; in fact, we see the His only begotten Son--the Greatest Gift
Ultimate Gift, and the Ultimate Giver. Salvation is the That whosoever--the Greatest Offer
Greatest Gift ever given. Believeth in Him--the Greatest Simplicity
Yet, through the ages we have found a place on our Should not Perish--the Greatest Security
Christmas list for everyone else, except the One whom But Have Everlasting Life--the Greatest Possession
the blessed holiday is all about, the Christ Child! I ask Unknown writer.
you, with everyone else that has managed to make it on
your Christmas list, have you thought about giving This Christmas do you have that greatest
Jesus anything this year? If there is anyone who would security? Do you know that you have received the
receive a gift, it should be Him. greatest possession of all--Jesus Christ as your Lord
If you were to get Him a gift, what would you get
Him? Would you buy Him a suit? If so, where would Sometimes Christmas is especially hard for those
you find His size, for the Heavens cannot contain Him? who compare what they want with what others get. But
Would you get Him a gift certificate? Well, He owns it the good news is that as a Christian, God has given us
all, and has no need of anything. In fact, He owns the everything in Christ.
cattle on a thousand hills, every hill, or would you give All we have to do is unwrap and experience all that He
a gift that is priceless? We have also received gifts that has given to us.
we could never repay. Grace gifts are un-repayable.
They indicate that the giver knows you well, and has All of us who are saved, born again, and believers
put much thought into his gift; it is impossible to in Jesus Christ have received a gift--the greatest gift.
measure the cost of a gift. But the question we need to answer is have you opened
that gift. Salvation has many wonderful elements--each
Well the clock is ticking and there are only a like a special present. Are you opening your presents?
limited number of days to take care of your
Christmas shopping. Jesus is the greatest person who
has ever lived. Each year we celebrate His Birth as the Have a blessed and joyful Christmas,
coming of our salvation.
Minister Isaac J. Bazile
Salvation is the greatest gift of all. Salvation is the
only gift that everyone really needs.
Salvation is presented to us as the ultimate Christmas Minister Isaac J. Bazile serves as the Director of
gift in what is perhaps the best known verse of the the Men of the Tower mens ministry at NLTC
Bible. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He
Michael Dwayne Vick was a professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons. Terrific stand-out player
who set records for performance, and the financial arrangements of his contracts, and commercial product
endorsement deals, but he got caught in things he wasn't supposed to be doing. Now, he's beginning to lose
property, reputation, fame, cars, houses and gaining debt and constant mockery. Doesn't his story sound a little
familiar? His story sort of line up with Job's life. Sometimes, when it seems that everything is going wrong, and
you're loosing everything, you might ponder to God "Why is this happening to me?" It might seem like this is the
hardest time to look for God, but its the best time to seek his face, and the Kingdom of Heaven, and still trust him
despite the multiple dilemmas. Trust God in this time and period, and watch Him work your blessings out of the
LIL Chocolate BoY
AKA - Charles Ademolu
Words to Ponder
l e d sCo leg Stu ent Hellol e d sCo leg Stu ent Hello
Hello from Denton
Many may not know it, but I have transferred from Oral Roberts to
the University of North Texas this semester. I am pleased to tell you
that I am enjoying my experiences away from home. It has been a time of
spiritual growth and maturity. I always keep my New Life family in prayer
because I know that God has great things for us. Even though I am
well away there is still no place like home.
Jon R. Shorterez
Show Me Your GloryBy Leslie Dockery
Caught a glimpse of your splendor in the corner
of my eye, the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. The beauty of our Lord is found even in a
glimpse of God's presence. In His presence is the
It was like a flash, lightening reflected off the sky, fullness of joy. (Psalms 16:11) Where the Spirit of
and I know I'll never be the same (Phillips Craig and the Lord is there is liberty(2 Cor. 3:17). We need to
Dean) continually be thankful and praise Him so that we can
forever reside in His presence. Who knows who we'll
As believers , we should constantly hunger for come in contact with that will need the benefits of
God's presence. How do we enter into His presence? having Him in the midst.
With thanksgiving and praise of Him. Enter His gates
with thanksgiving, enter His courts with praise. The
gates and the courts represent entrances to His
presence. We must always thank , praise, and worship
Him; that's how we get into His presence. By uplifting
Him, we're inviting Him to spend time with us; for He
inhabits the praises of His people.