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Knowing Him

 

The Sonshine  May 2022    By Walter Olsen  

Knowing Him

Introduction

In many ways,  we are known by whom we know. I know that sounds kind of redundant, but I have a point. Knowing others is a significant part of our lives for many reasons. It may determine opportunity, a sense of special blessing, or any number of other things. It may be a source of pride also in declaring our special relationship to other significant people.

However, there is One whom it is crucial for us to know and that, of course, is the Lord Jesus Christ. To know Him is the greatest blessing of life and not to know Him is the greatest loss of life.

In this article, I would like for us to consider the various aspects of knowing Him, that is, the various claims of knowing Him. There is a very great difference between claiming to know Him and the reality of knowing Him. Jesus said to Phillip on one occasion, A...have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Phillip?@ (Jn. 14:9).  It was not that Phillip didn=t know who Jesus was, but perhaps that he didn=t know Him more intimately. He knew Him externally, kind of from a distance. It is the way many people know Jesus today. They are generally familiar with who He is as the Son of God, and even their Savior, but often there is little or no personal fellowship with Him.

 

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Christmas Is:

The Sonshine,  December 2021   by  Walter Olsen

Christmas Is:

Introduction

Who doesn’t enjoy Christmas, especially as we think back to the days of our childhood. We anticipated it for many days, even months maybe. Of course, in many ways, we did not very well understand the real meaning of Christmas. We thought more about family, food, and presents! Certainly these things create many memorable memories. We can be thankful for them.

 

As we get older, however, we think more of the special meaning of Christmas. This is especially true if one has grown up in a Bible believing church where the truth of the Bible is taught. This article is a reminder of some of the very important things we should remember about Christmas, the birth of our Savior.

 

The birth of Jesus is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. What God says about the future is sure to come to pass. There is never any deviation  from what God has decreed to be. God’s Word, the Bible, is an expression of truth that can be counted on for total accuracy and fulfillment. That’s why His Word is a great comfort regarding our future.