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JOY! Magazine December 2019

JOY! Magazine is one of the premier Christian Family Magazines in the world, covering a range of content including breaking Christian news, relevant current affairs, articles on marriage and family, devotional teachings and much more!

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2 min.
let’s celebrate christmas with great joy!

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”– Hebrews 13:8 Most people will say that this has been a tough year. We are all having to constantly adjust to the culture shifts that are taking place in the world and our society. Sometimes it can be quite daunting and overwhelming, but then we remind ourselves that Jesus will never change. The Bible says that He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. What a wonderful, glorious, unchanging God we serve. Traditions are important The comfort of the scripture above is my driving force. I love the word of God. It brings such security to a believer. I always look forward to celebrating the birth of our King with great enthusiasm, pomp, and with exciting rituals. We have some wonderful family traditions in…

1 min.
salvation payer

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself; I need your forgiveness and salvation. I believe that Jesus died on the Cross, and on the third day He rose to be with You. I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life. I invite Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Saviour and I surrender my life to Him. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace that has saved me from my sins. Please, Lord Jesus, transform my life so that I may bring glory and honour to You alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for the gift of eternal life.…

1 min.
christmas is all about the ‘gift’ and the ‘greatest giver’

Ever since the birth of our Saviour, the devil has done all in his power to deceive and eradicate the world’s greatest event – and not without reason. The birth of our Lord Jesus signalled satan’s doom and all his efforts could not prevent the arrival of the Great Deliverer. Genesis 3:15 had arrived and “The seed of woman was about to crush the head of satan.” Let’s refocus on the reconciliation of God and man Mankind, because of Christmas, has been offered a one-way ticket to heaven. The Father knew the great price He would have to pay and He considered us worthy. The reason for Christmas is God reuniting mankind to Himself and one another. Pray for a Christmas revival Our greatest challenge is, “What emphasis have we truly placed on the…

2 min.
faith rests

The most powerful word According to Hebrews 12:2, the word is also the author and the finisher or the perfecter of our faith. Those who desire to perfect their faith and usher themselves into a place of rest must go to the word and allow Him to perfect their faith. The most powerful force in the universe is the word of God. No one can do what the word can do. No power on earth can change the human heart, behaviour, or personality, except the word of God. “In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1 Our modern world is filled with a great deal of anxiety and stress. We struggle under the world’s pressure and it weighs heavily on…

2 min.
the impact of dr wilfred grenfell

One of the great advantages of taking a Sabbatical is the opportunity to reflect on the significance of one’s work. At times this may involve being freshly inspired by heroes and heroines of the faith. We were privileged to have such an opportunity on our visit to the small town of St Anthony in Newfoundland, Canada. Here, one cannot help but be confronted by the life-changing work of Christian medical missionary Dr Wilfred Grenfell. A life of significance Sir Wilfred Grenfell was an English medical doctor whose life was powerfully impacted by the ministry of evangelist DL Moody. Spurning the comfort of a medical practice in London, instead he chose to provide medical attention where none existed at the time: to fishermen in the North Atlantic. Seeing the massive need for medical…

8 min.
mary did you know?

Mary was just an ordinary teenager, doing what teenagers did 2000 years ago. You may wonder what they did with all the time on their hands. There were no cellphones, TV, movies, cars, bikes, microwaves, fast food outlets, supermarkets, schools, universities. Just a very simple lifestyle, perhaps helping around the house and feeding the animals. Had Mary lived her life like so many other girls her age, she would have married a poor man, given birth to numerous poor children, never travelled more than a few kilometres from her home, and died like thousands of others before her. You see, Mary was a nobody living in Nazareth, a nothing town in the middle of nowhere. God chose Mary God went to a little town called Nazareth, a town with a bad reputation,…