Yesterday was Christmas day and Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Family gatherings, favorite foods, decorations, gifts, time off of school and work are all enjoyable parts of this season. The Gospel truth’s related to Christmas do not end on December the 25th. Jesus wasn’t born just to give us the Christmas Holiday. It was the appearance of the grace that brings salvation to all mankind by the kindness and love of God our Savior Titus 2:11; 3:4. The nature of Jesus’ appearing in that manger, culminating in His sacrifice on the Cross, was that grace that saves mankind from their sins appeared. God’s benevolent love, kindness, and mercy which would accomplish for us what we could not do for ourselves and what we did not deserve, salvation from the penalty of our sins.

Describing His appearance as grace, kindness, and love shouts loud and clear that the first subject of God’s agenda was not to judge, condemn, or punish us. All of that would fall on Jesus as our substitute, the just for the unjust. It is grace that brings salvation by God’s initiative and action, not dependent on meeting conditions to qualify for it except to repent and believe. The fact of the matter is that no human could ever do a work good enough to merit it or meet certain conditions to qualify for it. It is offered freely to all men conditioned on the work done by Jesus our Savior. Oh how great a salvation we have in Jesus!

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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