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    I love reading this on Christmas Eve. I first heard it on the Charlie Brown Christmas Special when I was a child and it has stuck with me ever since. Praise God and the Lord Jesus Christ for He came in to this world to save us from ourselves.

    1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
    2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
    3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
    4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David)
    5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
    6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
    7And 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.
    8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
    9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
    10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
    11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
    12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
    13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
    14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
    15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
    16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
    17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
    18And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
    19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
    20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
    Merry Christ to every one on CU! May the peace of the Lord be with all of you, my friends!
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    And may it be with you friend...

    Merry Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I love reading this on Christmas Eve. I first heard it on the Charlie Brown Christmas Special when I was a child and it has stuck with me ever since. Praise God and the Lord Jesus Christ for He came in to this world to save us from ourselves.



    Merry Christ to every one on CU! May the peace of the Lord be with all of you, my friends!
    And also with you and yours !
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    Charlie Brown....

    Merry Christmas all.
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    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    You might not believe it, but in all of my almost 25 years on this planet, I had never seen 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' until about a week or two ago. It was a good special, and I loved when Linus recited that passage. Merry Christmas, one and all!
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    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    When i was in the third grade (in Public School) I had to recite that passage from Luke in the school Christmas program. It is a wonderful menory.

    Thanks for posting it.

    Merry Christmas to all!!!:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I love reading this on Christmas Eve. I first heard it on the Charlie Brown Christmas Special when I was a child
    I first heard it in Sunday School as a child. :)
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