Greetings in the matchless grace of God!
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” – Titus 2:11-14
This passage ties together the coming of our Lord through the virgin birth to His return for the us at the rapture of the church (1Thess.4:13-18). It also explains that He did not come just to save us from an eternal hell, He came to save us from the evils of this world, and to make us His fellow-workers in spreading the gospel message and bringing others into His family.
We are richly blessed this Christmas to know and serve with each and every one of you. Our Christmas prayer for you is that God will richly bless and supply all your needs as you faithfully serve Him in your life. May this New Year find us more faithful, more diligent, and more thankful for His amazing grace provisions.
In the wonder of His love,
Gene and Nan
The whole Basic Training team