CHAPLAIN’S CORNER—”The Reasons for His Birth”
Why did Jesus come to the earth? Why was he born? These are questions I get from my kids, who want to know the reason for the birth of Jesus. Jesus provided the answer to these questions. Here are some reasons Jesus provides that can help us share with those who have the same curiosity. Jesus came to do the will of Him who sent him; which is to provide the way to eternal life (John 6:38-40). Jesus came to fulfill the requirement of the Law on our behalf (Matthew 5:17-18). Jesus was born to testify to the truth of the Messiah and the kingdom of God (John 18:37). Jesus came for the purpose of preaching the good news of the eternal God and His kingdom (Mark 1:37-38). Jesus also said for judgment he came into the world, so that those who do not see may see
(John 9:39). Jesus came to the earth to die in our place for our sins (John12:27). Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8b). Finally, Jesus came to demonstrate the love of God, as stated in John 3:16, 17, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” Remember, Christmas is so much greater than the gifts we give and receive to each other. Jesus was born for a greater purpose. Let us rejoice for His birth was just the beginning of our redemption.
On behalf the leadership of ACPM, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
We join with you in celebrating the birth of our Savior and Messiah, Jesus Christ; who came to us with great love, grace, mercy, and compassion. Let’s keep spreading the wonders of this great gospel to everyone around us.
ACPM wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to both Randy Huber and Dale Williams for their many years of service since the conception of this ministry. Randy has served as Chairperson with Dale serving as the Vice-Chairperson. Both have contributed immensely to the development, growth, and sustainability of ACPM. Sadly, they both max out their terms at the end of December 2023. Thankfully, we have new leaders to fill the positions. We welcome Pastor Carl Harris back to the leadership, along with our newest member, Billie Ward. The new chairperson and vice chairperson will be announced in the January 2024 edition of our newsletter.
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Who We Are
We are a non-profit Christian Ministry that serves inmates in the Adams County area of Pennsylvania. Our team is made up of both paid staff and volunteers with a heart for sharing Christ with those who are incarcerated...
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