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N 1 Love: The result of God’s love is the birth of Jesus


in Bethlehem. God’s love was seen through Jesus as he went about doing good for peo- ple by healing, feeding, casting out demons, and raising the dead. The climax of God’s love was demonstrated when Jesus went to the cross to die for sinners.


John 3:16 says,


“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son”.


Jesus died in our place and it is a self giving or sacrificial love. Jesus gave His life for us, and so we live today.


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Holiness: All through the Bible we see God as a holy person who expects holiness in His children.


Leviticus 19:2 says,


“You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.”


He commanded the Israelites to be a holy nation and punished them when they sinned against Him. He expects absolute holiness from his people.


Rev. Dr. Moses Asirvatham


used the temple for unholy activities. Jesus said to them, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into a mar- ket” Though Jesus lived among the sinners he never sinned.


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through Jesus when he went to Jerusalem to cleanse the Temple. He made a whip out of cords, and drove all the money changers, and sellers of cattle, sheep and doves, who


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Humility: God is great with splendour and majesty, and he reigns over the whole world. Yet He lowers himself to help mankind who is dust. He takes pity on the weak and the needy. This shows that He is a humble God. Jesus’ humility can be seen in his birth, ministry and death. Jesus was born in a manger, He min- gled with the poor and needy people dur- ing His ministry and finally died between two criminals. His highest form of humility was demonstrated when He washed the feet of His disciples at His Last Supper. What a great example God has shown through Jesus.


As we prepare ourselves to celebrate Christ- mas this year, let us clothe our lives with these characteristics of God.


The Oracles / December 2016


o one has ever seen God and no one can see God because God is Spirit. In the Old Testament, God did speak to people like Abraham, Ja-


cob and Moses. People heard the voice of God but could not see him.


God said to Moses, “You shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” Exodus 33: 20, 23


But God was pleased to reveal himself to us, and that’s the reason Jesus was born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. When Philip, the disciple asked Jesus to show him the Father, Jesus replied saying that anyone who has seen Him has seen the Father (John 14: 8, 9). In this article I would like to mention three main characteristics of God revealed through Jesus.


JESUS - REVELATION OF GOD’S CHARACTER


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