Welcome friends, old and new, known and unknown! It has been my desire to share with you how the Lord is working in my life as I serve the Lord on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. There is an old black and white movie called The African Queen. It is about a boat that travels down river. This blog is not about a boat. It is however, about my travels on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. By the way, did you know that my name means queen. For many years I have been burdened for souls in Africa. That is why some of my friends call me African Queen.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Carols by Candlelight

Every year, here at Village Bible Baptist Church,
we host a Carols by Candlelight Service.
It is a special service where we sing the hymns of Christmas by candlelight and hear preaching about the true meaning of Christmas.

Below, I have posted pictures and a video from our service.
Between each photo, I have put meaningful Scriptures that go along with the acronym for CHRISTMAS (this was adapted from http://www.homeschooled-kids.com/christinchristmas.html). 

 May you be blessed as you read these verses 
that remind us of that Light that came to us so very long ago.

C- is for the Christ child who was born long ago in a manger in Bethlehem.
Luke 1:31
 "And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, 
and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS."

H- is for the hope that Jesus brings to all who believe in Him
 and trust Him for their salvation.
Romans 5:2
 "By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, 
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
Jeremiah 29:11 
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, 
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. "

R- is for the resurrection of Jesus Christ who was born of a virgin, 
lived a sinless life, was both man and God, died on the cross for our sins, and then was raised from the dead (resurrected) 
and is now sitting at the right hand of God in Heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:21 
"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; 
that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." 

I- is for Israel, who God chose to bring forth 
the promised Saviour of the world.
Acts 13:23
 "Of this man's seed hath God according to His promise 
raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:"

S- is for the salvation that Jesus offers to all who are willing 
to confess their sin, believe in Him, 
and confess their belief in Jesus with their mouth.
John 3:16 
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Romans 10:9 
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

T- is for the empty tomb.
Matthew 28:6,7 
He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. 
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
 And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead;
 and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; 
there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you."

M- is for the mercy God has shown the world by sending 
His only Son to die for our sins.
Hebrews 4:16 
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, 
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."

A- is for the amazing grace He shows us every day 
by loving us unconditionally.
2 Corinthians 9:8 
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, 
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:"

S- is for the shining Light that Jesus is to the world.
This is the Light 
that we ha
ve shared with the people 
in Hillcrest,South Africa 
during our Carols by Candlelight service
John 8:12 
"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the Light of the world: 
he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of life."