North Augusta, South Carolina
From the Pastor’s Desk .....
My Brothers and Sisters, during the month of December, we have before us one, if not, the most interesting and heart filling happenings within the Bible. It is, of course, the story relative to the birth of our Lord and savior, Jesus the Christ.
God is sending forth during this month of December a question to challenge our heart, soul, mind and spirit. The question is, "Is Jesus in the House?"
To fully understand this question, and before we attempt to answer it, we must know a few things relative to the name Jesus.
I'll have you know that the New Testament was written in Greek, and the name "Jesus" in Greek means the same as the Hebrew name "Joshua."
Now! The name Joshua literally means God is salvation. So Gabriel's message to Joseph regarding Mary, who was to be his wife as recorded in Mathew 1:20-21, was "You shall call His name (Jesus) God is salvation, for He will save His people from their sins."
If you would look at it from that perspective, you would clearly see that the name Jesus gives the whole purpose of God's plan for deliverance of mankind from sin.
First Providence Baptist Church
315 Barton Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-8836
Fax: (803) 441-8666