A band of merry thespians are preparing a Christmas celebration for thy King! The night will be filled with music and Scripture from the book of Luke – as long as Sir Reginald can avoid interference by the Court Jester and his apprentice, who can be quite troublesome! Sir Reginald dost has his hands full as another mystery is also afoot – the King’s crown has gone missing!
Thou may makest thine reservations for this wonderful occasion by choosing from five different performance dates:
[$20.00 adults & $12.00 ages 5 – 12 show/meal]
Friday, December 2 at 7 P.M.
Saturday, December 3 at P.M.
Sunday, December 4 at 2 P.M.
Friday, December 9 at 7 P.M.
Saturday, December 10 at 7 P.M.
Call Quaker Haven Camp at 574-834-4193 to reserve thy table and ask for additional information. Quaker Haven is located at the corner of CR 900 N 500 E at the south edge of Syracuse. Come one and come all from the far provinces to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
In Genesis, He’s the breath of life
In Exodus, the Passover Lamb
In Leviticus, He’s our High Priest
Numbers, The fire by night
Deuteronomy, He’s Moses’ voice
In Joshua, He is salvation’s choice
Judges, law giver
In Ruth, the kinsmen-redeemer
First and second Samuel, our trusted prophet
In Kings and Chronicles, He’s sovereign
He is, He is, HE IS!
In Malachi, He is the son of righteousness rising with healing in His wings
He is, He is, HE IS!
In Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, He is God, Man, Messiah
In the book of Acts, He is fire from heaven
In Romans, He’s the grace of God
In Corinthians, the power of love
In Galatians, He is freedom from the curse of sin
Ephesians, our glorious treasure
Philippians, the servants heart
In Colossians, He’s the Godhead Trinity
Thessalonians, our coming King
In Timothy, Titus, Philemon He’s our mediator and our faithful Pastor
In Hebrews, the everlasting covenant
In James, the one who heals the sick.
In First and Second Peter, he is our Shepherd
In 1. 2. 3 John and in Jude, He is the lover coming for His bride
In the Revelation, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords
He is, He is, HE IS!
The prince of peace
The Son of man
The Lamb of God
The great I AM
He’s the alpha and omega
Our God and our Savior
He is Jesus Christ the Lord
and when time is no more
He is, HE IS!
Question: How can I witness to a Jehovah’s Witness?
Answer: The next time the Jehovah’s Witnesses comes to your front door, instead of simply turning them away, why not spend five minutes and sow some simple seeds of truth into their lives? You may not convert them to true Christianity right there at your doorstep, but you can give them some important truths to consider, truths which may eventually bear genuine fruit of repentance and conversion in their lives.
The basic error of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is what we call a “theology of denial”. Jehovah’s Witnesses basically deny all of the central doctrines of the Christian faith; most significantly, they deny the Deity of Jesus Christ. Jehovah’s Witnesses wrongly believe that Jehovah alone is God almighty, Jesus is only a god- a created being (actually the archangel Michael), and the Holy Spirit is simply an active force. This is a far cry from the true biblical doctrines of the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus Christ.
Now, if you only have five minutes to spend with a Jehovah’s Witness, try walking them through the following passages of scripture, passages that bear witness to the reality of the Deity of Jesus Christ (and the beauty of sharing these passages is that you can even use the Jehovah’s Witness’ false version of the Bible, the New World Translation):
1) Begin by reading with the Jehovah’s Witness from Revelation 1:8.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
After reading this verse together, ask them the following question, “Who is the Alpha and the Omega?” They will respond by saying something like, “Well, it says right there, the Alpha and the Omega is the Lord God (or Jehovah God in their translation).”
2) Next, ask them if they will read another passage of scripture with you, and read from Revelation 22:13.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”
After reading this verse with them, ask them, “Now, who exactly is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last?” And they will probably respond by saying something like, “We just saw who the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last is, he is the Lord God (or Jehovah God in their translation).
3) Lastly, ask them if they’ll look at one more passage with you, and read with them from Revelation 1:17-18.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last (stop here and ask again, ‘who is the First and the Last?’). I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!”
After reading this last passage of Scripture with them, ask the Jehovah’s Witness, “So, when exactly did the Lord God (or Jehovah God in their translation) die?” And most Jehovah’s Witnesses will just look at that passage in bewilderment, for you have just shown them conclusively, even from their own translation, that Jesus is the Lord God (or Jehovah God). If you want to demonstrate this reality even further, read with them from Revelation 22:13 & 16, where the Alpha and the Omega says, “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches.”
This series of passages can be a powerful tool when witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness. These passages demonstrate that Jesus Christ is the Lord God, or Jehovah God. Jesus Christ is not simply a god, a created being; he is the eternal Lord God.
The next time the Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your front door, instead of simply turning them away, why not try sharing these three passages with them? God could use you to powerfully impact the life of a Jehovah’s Witness… and it only takes five minutes!
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Dusky skinned child, plays in the sand,
Learning to live with, and love the land
Aunties and Uncles, in profusion, around;
Possessions are few, but love abounds
Pale skinned lawyer, of the city street,
Lives with his books, keeps everything neat,
Thinks, “how could a child with nothing to wear,
Be growing ‘correctly’, living ‘out there’?”
Taught of a God who ‘prefers you white’,
Yet Your Spirit witnesses, “This isn’t right”,
Hears of a God who’ll not slumber, nor sleep,
But lovingly over them, watch always keep.
This is a God who does not see the skin,
But only the spirit, that dwells deep within,
This is a God who exists everywhere,
With their folk faraway, and with the child there.
This is a God to their Dreamtime akin,
For from Him, and through Him, all things did begin.
This is a God who will help them survive,
Keeping their heritage, inside, alive.
Many the things, that were done in Your Name,
Should cause us to hang down our heads in shame,
Many the things that we still do now,
Would cause a furrow, in our Father’s brow.
Teach us to love and to live in peace,
Let fighting between all Your children cease,
Let us, no longer; look at the skin,
But welcome our sibling, who is within.
Let us, as Your family, proudly declare,
That this is a land in which all can share,
Turn from the past, with its sin and shame,
And proudly together, exalt Your Name.
Let us become, a nation of love,
Lifting Your Name to the heavens above,
Open Your heavens, and out blessings pour,
Till all people are Yours, from shore to shore.