5th Annual CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: A Flashback with Famous Faces of Our Faith

It’s that time of year again – the season when the world has to acknowledge the birth of our Lord and Saviour, JESUS CHRIST. While there are many who debate as to whether or not He was actually born on December 25th, or in the Winter season at all, I don’t think that it matters. What matters is that His Name is uplifted, celebrated, praised, and glorified by billions across the world in unison in this season. That is why, each and every year, I try to bring the followers of Biblical Signs in the Headlines a special article to get y’all into the Christmas spirit.

For 4 straight years, I have brought together some of the most recognizable names in our Faith today to share their favorite Christmas memories and traditions, as well as their love for our Saviour. Normally, I prepare the Christmas Special months in advance. This year, I have spent the past 6+ months working on getting the third book in “The Signs of Our Times” series released to you all in time for Christmas. So, unfortunately, I could not devote the time and attention necessary to putting together the best possible Christmas Special. Since this website has acquired many new followers over the years, I thought that this year we could take a look back at all of the previous Christmas Specials for those who have never read them.

From my friends, and contributors to the website, the Benham Brothers to Masey Mclain to stars of Duck Dynasty – there has been no shortage of famous faces that you will recognize. So, I hope that you’ll all enjoy getting to know more about them and the others who have taken time out of their busy schedules to contribute to the past Christmas Specials. Without further ado, enjoy the flashback with these famous faces and friends of BiblicalSigns.com…

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What is your favorite Christmas memory?

Our parents did a good job of allowing us to enjoy the season without worshiping it, so we want to teach our kids the same. Mom used to put out a decoration of Santa kneeling at baby Jesus’ manger, and it’s always stuck in our minds. We can enjoy the traditions of the Holiday but never lose sight that it’s all pointing to Christ. One of the ways we practically lived this out was when our dad loaded a box of toys and food for a needy family in our neighborhood. We grew up in a relatively poor area, so it was easy to find needs, but this one particular night we went into the house of a family while all the kids were sleeping, and the mom was sitting in a rocking chair holding their newborn baby. In front of her was a bare Christmas tree, and the dad was out delivering pizzas. As we gave her the box she began to cry and thank God. That was the first time we ever felt God could use us to do something for Him in another person’s life. So we’ve incorporated that into our family’s Christmas traditions as well.

What is your Christ-centered Christmas tradition?

Each year we select different families to bless with Christmas boxes. We let the kids do all the investigative research on what the family needs, wants, etc., and we shop for them all in one night. We then go home, wrap and load all the boxes, and deliver them by knocking on the door and running away. The kids love it, and it blesses families in need.

How, and when, did you come to truly KNOW the Lord Jesus Christ?

I (David) fully surrendered my life to Jesus at a youth camp in Bastrop, Texas when I was 12. Jason did the same thing that year in a chapel service at school. We began to read the Bible at the same time, and from the ages of 12 to 18 we truly started to KNOW God. After graduating high school we went to Liberty University where we developed even deeper roots in our Faith.

What one verse, in the entirety of the Holy Bible, best describes your personal walk with Him?

David: EPHESIANS 6:10 – “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”

My desire is to be a strong man of God, fighting against Satan and his schemes in my life, my family, and in the nation where I live.

Jason: MARK 14:50 – “Then they all deserted Him and fled.”

This reminds me I’m not better in possibility than the worst deserter in actuality!

Do you have a message for anyone who does not know Lord Jesus this Christmas, as to why THEY SHOULD?

David: Because Jesus came to the earth we are in the year of our Lord’s favor – in other words, NOW is the time to meet Him before the judgment day. He is the Axis of history, so turn to Him and away from your sins that you may find life!

Jason: “As they should” needs to be qualified. We should all love Jesus unconditionally, meaning we’re willing to surrender everything for Him whatever the cost. When you’re willing to love Jesus like this you will experience a freedom you’ve never had before. We become enslaved by the things we won’t let go, so when we fully surrender to the Lord, “as we should,” then we free ourselves from that prison and can live life to the fullest.

So, who hosts your annual Christmas get together? Is it David, Jason, your Dad, or other family? And, is there a tradition to celebrate at the same home every year, or do you guys switch it up?

Our parents have always hosted Christmas Eve with all of the family, until Mom went to be with Jesus. Now we rotate houses. There are tons of kids running around (15 in all), so it gets crazy!

This time of year, how do you remind people Who the “Reason for the season” truly is. Do you put out Nativity scenes? Do you spell out Jesus or Christ in outdoor lights? Do you get a birthday cake for Jesus? In what unique ways do each of you remind others as to what (Who) Christmas is all about?

We have Nativity scenes prominently displayed in both our homes, and we also use Advent calendars (with chocolates for the kids each day) to teach the kids about the coming of Jesus. Of course, we also read all the various Bible passages about Christ’s birth during December evening devotional times. In today’s day and age, we have to work double time to keep Jesus at the forefront of our children’s minds. 

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What is your Favorite Christmas Movie?

David: It’s a Wonderful Life (we watch it every Christmas Eve).

Jason: A Christmas Carol.

What is your Favorite Christmas Song?

David: Little Drummer Boy.

Jason: O Holy Night.

Favorite Food at Christmas Dinner?

David: Turkey and stuffing.

Jason: Ham and mashed potatoes.

Favorite Christmas Dessert?

David: Cookie Cake.

Jason: Cold M&M’s.

Favorite Christmas Bible verse or narrative?

David: Revelation 12 – the dragon tries to kill baby Jesus but fails.

Jason: Matthew 1 – the reason for Christ’s birth is for Him to take away the sin of the world.

Once again, this year, atheists and God-haters are doing all they can to try to remove our CHRIST from Christmas. As we watch Nativities being banned, Holy Bible verses removed from School plays, and Jesus being removed from the public square, do you have any words of encouragement for fellow Christians?

What’s going on concerning Christmas has been going on since the devil found himself in the same garden as Adam – he wants control and wants to squash everything that represents the one true God. This is the battle we are in, so for Christians to bow out of the fight is like letting someone break into your house. America has gone astray from the truth, and getting Christ out of Christmas is a sign of that. We need Jesus more now than ever. The night is darkest just before the dawn, so we believe revival and awakening is coming to this nation – we just need to keep standing strong until it does.

Finally, what is your Christmas message this year – first, for fellow believers – and second, for the unbelieving world?

Keep Christ in your vocabulary, often. Don’t forget the ROOT WORD of this season we are celebrating.

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Favorite Christmas memory?

When I was growing up, we would all go out shopping as a family on Christmas Eve. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, so this was the one time a year that we would all go out to our favorite restaurant together. After that, we would go to the mall, and me and my siblings would all buy each other and our parents gifts with the money we had saved up. After that, we would drive around and look at all the Christmas lights we could find and come home and bake cookies, wrap the presents, and listen to Adventures in Odyssey. This night was my absolute favorite night of the year with my family.

Christ-centered Christmas tradition?

Like a lot of people, we read about Jesus’ birth in the Bible every year on Christmas before we open presents. When we were little, my mom would always bake a “happy birthday Jesus” cake, and we would celebrate Jesus’ birthday that way.

How, and when, did you come to truly KNOW Jesus?

I came to know Jesus when I was seven years old. I was at a revival service where I realized all that Jesus had done for me, and why I needed him so badly. That night I gave my heart to Jesus, and it was the best decision I have ever made! Even at seven years old I knew I was different after that day. I would say it was in high school though that I really began seeking the Lord.

What Holy Bible verse BEST describes your personal walk with Him?

I’m not sure if i can pick one verse to describe my walk with Him, but a verse that comes to mind is PSALM 16:11 – “You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy, at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

I love this verse because no matter what season of life I’m in – whatever high or whatever low – there is fullness of JOY in HIS PRESENCE. Joy isn’t found in circumstances. Life is a roller coaster, and is constantly changing, but His presence doesn’t change. It’s constant. And it’s in every season. I’m so thankful for that!! THAT is what I cling to in every season. He continues to teach me to STAY in His presence, no matter what.

Message for those who don’t know Lord Jesus, as to why THEY SHOULD?

Jesus loves you so much. He has made a way for you to have purpose, hope, and a future as He offers the gift of salvation to YOU! We celebrate the Birth of Jesus because it was God’s greatest act of love to mankind – to send His one and only Son, in the form of a baby, to grow up and pay for the sins of the world, and defeat the curse of sin. When Jesus rose from the dead, He defeated the death and sin, and WE now have hope!

He says that all who believe in Him will have eternal life. How incredible is that!? This life on earth will end for all of us one day, but Jesus made a way for all who believe and follow Him to have eternal life. Not only do we get that, but we get His Presence and the gift of the Holy Spirit that guides us through life until we get to Heaven one day. That doesn’t compare to anything in this world. He is so good, and He loves you so much! 

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Favorite Christmas memory?

I remember it like it was yesterday… I was 11 years old. My parents walked in with a big box that had not been under the tree for my brother and I. I remember thinking, what could this be? I opened the gift and, there it was, my very first 12 gauge shotgun. It was a big deal to me. I mean my whole life I had been shooting hand me downs, but I finally had one to call my own, and it was a 12 gauge at that. I was a real hunter now! It is funny how things change over the years. I now no longer shoot a 12 gauge because I don’t like the kick of the gun. I shoot way better with a 20 gauge than I ever did with a 12.

Christ-centered Christmas tradition?

We refuse to use any shorthand for Christmas. If you take Christ out of Christmas, then what do you have left? Basically you just have a gift giving exercise that we could do any time of year. I used to always make it a point to hunt on Christmas morning to just be outdoors and appreciate what God provides for us in nature. If you ever want to see the Creator’s Hand at work, spend a morning in a duck blind, and watch the world come to life. The colors never cease to amaze me, and the sight of fowl in the air still makes me feel like a kid after doing this for over 20 years.

These days I spend Christmas with my wife’s family, and it is always a great time. I still miss my grandparents on Christmas most of all because our holidays were centered around their houses, but I know it won’t be long until we are reunited in Heaven, and that always fills me with hope. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home with examples of Godly men and women around me at all times.

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Favorite Christmas memory?

One of our enduring Christmas memories was when our daughters were about 14 and 13 (They’re 30 and 29 now), and we were spending Christmas Eve out at Phil and Kays where Al grew up. Al and Phil were going hunting on Christmas morning, but Phil woke up early to the smell of smoke. They had just put in a new fireplace and the brick layer had not properly insulated the fire place and the floor beams were on fire underneath the house. The only reason the whole house had not caught fire was because there wasn’t a lot of oxygen under there to fuel the fire. Once discovered by Phil, the whole house turned into 911! Miss Kay and Lisa were hauling water and Al and Phil were sledging the fire place to get water on the floor beams. It was complete chaos at 3:30 am!

Our oldest daughter Anna had been sleeping on the couch in the living room and now was busy taking her presents (Just her’s, not everyones!) outside in case the house caught fire. Since Phil and Kay live so far out, it took the fire department about 45 minutes to reach the house and by then the fire was put out and the house saved. As the firemen put more water and checked everything it was about the time the guys would normally leave for hunting and Phil said, “Well there’s no since hanging around here, let’s head out to the blind!” Just like that, the guys were gone and the women were left with the daunting task of getting everything back in place for the Robertson family Christmas that night. Some things never change…

Christ-centered Christmas tradition?

One thing we have done for years, to keep Christ the center of our Christmas season, is attend and/or lead a Christmas Eve service at our church. Al started doing it many years ago when he was the Pastor. It is always such an encouragement to worship and hear some timely words about the coming of Christ and His mission to redeem us. It really is the “reason for our season” and through the years of want and plenty, this tradition has always reminded us what Christmas is truly all about. Even after Al left full-time ministry to appear on Duck Dynasty and speak around the country, he still leads the Christmas Eve service with the Pastor. This Christmas Eve will continue that tradition and our family will all be there.

Merry Christmas to everyone and we are so grateful for all those that have supported the Robertson family all of these years. May God bless all with a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new year. ~ Al & Lisa 

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Favorite Christmas memory?

For most people, Christmas is the most anticipated holiday of the year. I am no different because Christmas is also one of my favorites, however the reason I love it so much has changed over the years. As a kid, you can’t not tremble with excitement on Christmas eve, waiting to see what will be in the stocking and under the tree, and I loved waking up early with my mother and father and laying around playing as a family with the new toys. But as I got older Christmas has become more about the people you are with rather than what I got. Now, looking back on my Christmas memories, my favorite times were not just waking up and finding a Buzz Lightyear under the tree, but more, my grandparents coming over, eating breakfast as a family and packing into our giant green sandbox lid before sliding down our (dangerously steep hill) with my dad and siblings.

Christ-centered Christmas tradition?

My parents never told me that Santa Claus was real. My mom said ‘it was because they never wanted to lie to us’, and also because Santa shouldn’t be the main figure of Christmas anyway. I believe, because of that, we were able to keep Christ at the center of the Holiday. Also, every year someone is chosen to read the Christmas story from the Bible. I’ll never forget how nervous I was when I was finally old enough to crack open the big family Bible at my grandparents and struggle to pronounce the Biblical names as I read about the birth of Jesus. Good times 🙂

How, and when, did you come to truly KNOW Jesus?

I am blessed to have been raised in a home teaching me about Jesus. My parents have been married for over 30 years, giving me a wonderful example to live by. I went to Church, I learned Holy Bible verses, and I did my best to “act” like a Christian. I had a wonderful life, so I had always figured I must be on the right track when it came to knowing Jesus.

It wasn’t until I was 14, and entering freshman year of high school, that I understood and thus began the process of knowing Jesus. A mentor of mine flew me out to L.A. for a Church conference. Once there, I slowly started to understand that true “Christianity” is not simply knowing verses, but rather knowing the center of them all – that was JESUS. Once I understood that, I continued to pursue Him and truly began to “know” Him.

What Holy Bible verse BEST describes your personal walk with Him?

JOHN 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I Am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

I was bullied and lied to through most of middle school and high school. My parents did their best to help, and often told me “don’t worry, people grow out of this”. Unfortunately, this may have been the only thing my parents ever told me that wasn’t completely accurate, though I’m sure it was more to comfort me. What I have learned is that the older I became the only thing that changed were the reasons, and how openly people would bully and lie to others.

This came in various forms: attacks on values, history, family, opinions, politics, and religion. However, I do not regret those early years of tribulation. I am thankful Jesus helped me through them. It was because of those challenges that I was inspired not to simply learn “what” I believe, but “why”. In doing that, you find truth. The only place I knew that I could get information or guidance without error, bias, or conflicting interests was the Bible.

What finally gave me great peace and courage was that God is the God of truth, and Jesus is the literal embodiment of TRUTH. Though faith is the central truth that I cling to, because of verses like John 14:6, I know if God is truth than I can also defend and know “why” with facts and reason. Every truth I read should also point to His intelligent design, the sinful nature of man, and the Biblical parables should also apply to life.

As I focused less on opinions, cultural trends, and social norms, life became more clear. I focused more on values, history, family, western civilization, politics, and religion, and the more I do the more I see Jesus. I wanted truth, to know the “why”, and found more Jesus because He is the Author of all truth.

It’s funny, I used to allow people to tell me all sorts of myths and lies which I always felt were wrong, but never questioned it because I was simply walking in faith. Not in truth. As a Christian, I am walking by faith and am right next to my Father in Heaven. However, the search for truth has also lead many to Christ (“The Case for Christ” book/film), and I believe wholeheartedly if we as Christians abandon the fields of debate, politics, and academia, the country and those around us will lose truth.

God is a God of truth, and He is on our side. However, if we let enough professors, politicians, and “intellectuals” say 2 + 2 = 5 without speaking the truth that 2 + 2 = 4 than many people will fall astray. Feelings will trump facts, emotions will trump reason, and worst of all, to the “intelligent” people of the world Jesus will simply be another religious deity with no more accuracy or truth than a character in a science fiction novel. People in America may even start to believe that Christmas, the celebration of the Savior of the world becoming flesh among us, is not the main reason we celebrate this time of year. People may believe that there are many cultures that celebrate “equally important” holidays during this time, and we should hold them all in reverence.

People may tell you Kwanzaa, a holiday made up in the 1960s by a convicted criminal Maulana Karenga, the founder of the black nationalist group “Organization Us”, is equal in importance to Christmas. They would be wrong. People may also tell you Hanukkah is a major holiday for the Jewish people. It is not. It is in fact a minor holiday historically, with no work restrictions, and is not found in the canonical Old Testament text. It did not become widely celebrated in North America until a couple of reform rabbis in Cincinnati decided to make it a little more Christmas-like in the late 19th century. So when people say “Happy Holidays” you can say proudly, and lovingly respond, “Merry Christmas” because the Savior of the World is the TRUE reason why we celebrate this time of year.

Message for those who don’t know Lord Jesus, as to why THEY SHOULD?

If there is anyone out there who does not know the Lord Jesus as they should, I can speak from my own experience… it… is… worth it! In this life we have a longing for purpose, a desire for unconditional love, and a drive for Truth. Jesus is all of those things and more. I honestly cannot imagine a life without that solid rock and foundation to stand on, to serve with a purpose, and to be comforted with love through the trials and tribulations of this world.

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Favorite Christmas memory?

My favorite Christmas memory is the year our oldest daughter, Anastasia, had saved up the entire year for an iPad. She was about a hundred bucks short at Christmas, so my wife and I bought a huge box to place the rest of the money in to reward her for her discipline. But inside the box were several smaller boxes she had to continue to open to get there. Just as she was getting discouraged, what she hoped for was there. That was a lesson on how faith worked.

Christ-centered Christmas tradition?

Each Christmas, we give our kids three gifts for Christmas, as Christ was given three gifts. We always attend Christmas Eve service as a family (this year I get to preach on Christmas Day, so I’m excited about that). And my wife includes Advent into our homeschooling curriculum. 

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How, and when, did you come to truly KNOW Jesus?

When I was 13 years old, I witnessed someone commit their life to Christ and I knew I needed to do the same. My parents were divorced. I lived with my single mother who had fallen away from her childhood commitment to God. One night, I kneeled by my bed and asked God to forgive me of my sins and save me.

No fireworks or drama. I walked out of my room and went straight to my mom and told her what I had done. It wasn’t long at all before my mom repented and bowed her knee to Christ as well. Neither of us have ever been the same again. God has been so faithful to keep us, and teach us, throughout the last 30 years.

What Holy Bible verse BEST describes your personal walk with Him?

PSALM 34:8 – “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.”

Message for those who don’t know Lord Jesus, as to why THEY SHOULD?

I have never once been failed by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If people would only taste of Him and His goodness, they would find Him to be remarkably faithful. The Christian life is truly the blessed life. 

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How, and when, did you come to truly KNOW Jesus?

I was raised in the Church and my father was a pastor for most of my life. I had lots of knowledge and belief in God and Jesus entering into adulthood, but everything I had learned didn’t make sense until my heart desired to know Him and how what He did for me mattered. Not just for where I would go when I died, but in my daily life. When I was about 5 years old, I had gone forward with my parents in our church in Alaska to tell the church I accepted Jesus as my Savior.

I really didn’t know what I was doing, but I knew all the right answers to the questions, and I think I really just wanted to take a swim in the baptistry. It looked fun. When I was 8 years old at our church in Florida, I was listening to the pastor’s sermon and it just clicked for me. I realized that I had never really understood why Jesus did what He did for me at the Cross, and I was excited to let people know that I understood.

So I took off down the aisle by myself at the end of the service to tell the pastor that I wanted to publicly profess my faith in Him. I was excited and fearless, even taking that step alone in front of a big group of people. It was a precious time to remember, knowing at that age that I was so valuable to Him. I believed. As far as really “knowing” Jesus personally, it wasn’t until I was about 33 years old. I was going through a very difficult loss in my life.
My marriage was falling apart, and I found myself laid bare and just completely leveled. I was in a heap on my kitchen floor crying out to God, asking Him why I was trying so hard to do all the right things and failing miserably at them, and why everything was always falling apart even though I believed in Him. I asked Him to please show me what it was that He wanted from me, what to do, and I’d do it.

I was compelled to read the big fat Bible I had (that I rarely ever opened) for answers, but I had no clue what to read. I called my Mom and asked her where to start, and she pointed me to Ephesians. The next day I began reading, and for the first time in my life, I actually understood the words I had read and heard for decades about Jesus and His ministry of love and grace. The words leapt off the page at me and I couldn’t put it down.

It was surreal how every sentence almost glowed and sunk into my heart and mind, like they were written for me. I actually laughed as I was reading because I started talking out loud to God in response to what He was saying to me through the words, like an actual conversation with God who was literally right there. I was in shock at this Bible. I thought, so that’s what they mean by “the living, breathing Word of God.” I consider that day to be the beginning of my spiritual growth.

I had a lot more to go through, a lot to learn from that point forward, and life didn’t become suddenly easier; it became different. I learned quickly that when you are seeking to be led by the Spirit of God in this world full of people and things that are not walking in the same Spirit as you are, you are fighting a real spiritual battle that your physical eyes can’t see.

With new spiritual eyes though, it became very real to me, and I knew that I was not alone. I knew that I had a distinct purpose, and had this otherworldly supernatural peace. I had joy over happiness, having a very real and loving God that would walk alongside me in everything as He began to reveal to me why He created me, and what He wanted for me to do on Earth before I get to meet Him face to face. I’m so thankful for that very significant and difficult turning point that prepared me for the rest of my life.

What Holy Bible verse BEST describes your personal walk with Him?

That’s a tough one! I narrowed it down to two passages. The first being EPHESIANS 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

EPHESIANS 6:11-13 – “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.”

Message for those who don’t know Lord Jesus, as to why THEY SHOULD?

Your relationship with God is extremely unique, and as special as the very person He created you to be. The fact that you are alive means that the Creator of the Universe chose you. Ask Him to show you what He wants for you. And seek Him out in the Word, the Bible. He will honor your heart’s desire to know Him. Don’t compare your life with others. Don’t try to be someone else. Don’t depend on other people, who are just as flawed as you are, to show you your value to God.

Seek that one-on-one relationship with Him, and He will show you how He has made that relationship with you possible by sending Jesus to Earth to destroy the enemy and the power of sin and death. The victory has already been won, and is yours to receive through Jesus. He sent the Comforter, his Spirit, to live inside your physical body to teach and lead you. He is real, and you will know His voice. And His direction and leading for your every step is real.

There is no substitute for walking through this life with the knowledge, the confidence, the peace that you are chosen, that you are made perfect in His eyes through Jesus, that nothing will ever separate you from His love, and that you will one day live in a blissful, perfect world alongside the One who created you. 

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How, and when, did you come to truly KNOW Jesus?

I grew up in a Christian household, but truly began to understand the power of the Lord Jesus when I began having bad dreams as a child, and the only thing that would stop them was reading His Word and lifting up His Name in worship. My life really changed as I grew into adulthood, and particularly when I was cast as Celine in the film “I’m Not Ashamed”. Her story revealed God’s redemption to me and His constant pursuit of my heart in a way I’d never seen before, and I knew then that I wanted my story to tell of His Glory.

What Holy Bible verse BEST describes your personal walk with Him?

This year specifically, I believe the Lord has spoken REVELATION 12:11 to me – “They triumphed over him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”

In my life, I’ve always had a personal struggle with anxiety and fear of death, but this year I know He has given me the authority to overcome those fears; through the sharing of my testimony and the firm knowledge of, and confidence in, His sacrifice on the Cross.

Message for those who don’t know Lord Jesus, as to why THEY SHOULD?

In our society, there are endless amounts of status quos, social standards, and honestly religious regulations to be measured up to. There is so much pressure day to day to live a picturesque life, and fit into this one very specific shape. With Jesus, there is freedom from all of that. He loves you, and meets you exactly where you are, with grace for every part of you that isn’t “good enough”.

He breaks all the rulers the world has been holding up to you and trying to measure you by, and replaces them with His loving open arms. The world will constantly remind you that you are “not enough”, and it’s right, you aren’t. But I can rest assured that Jesus is, and always will be enough. His arms will always be open, and His heart will always be waiting to be enough for you too. 

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How, and when, did you come to truly KNOW Jesus?

I have “believed” in Lord Jesus since I was a child, as thankfully I was raised by Godly Christian parents; but it wasn’t until the age of 26 that I truly came to “KNOW” Him. Between the ages of 17-25, I was always falling in with the wrong crowds and living a very sinful life. Though many young adults do, I had taken it to the extreme. I was literally the worst sinner on the block. Though I believed in God, I did not have any real knowledge of His Word. I only knew the basics of the Faith that I was taught in church and Private School growing up. One night in 2006, after hitting rock bottom in life, the Holy Spirit had really convicted my heart as to how sinful a life I was living. So, I got down on my knees in repentance before God. I asked for His forgiveness, and begged for a second chance.

That night, He showed up (literally), and I had a life-altering “come to Jesus” salvation experience. From that point on, I dedicated my life to the Saviour of my soul, because He gave me a second chance and a new lease on life. For over a decade now, my relationship with Him has gotten stronger each new day and every new year. I could never imagine living life without Him. It would not be worth living. 

What Holy Bible verse BEST describes your personal walk with Him?

There are so many verses that could describe my personal walk with Christ, as everyone knows that I love every page of God’s Word, but if I had to pick just one to sum up my life journey with Him, it would have to be 1ST TIMOTHY 1:15 – “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am (was) CHIEF.”

As I said, I was the chief sinner on the block before coming to know our Lord, but thanks be to God that I was made a “NEW CREATION” in Christ. This verse from Paul has always spoken directly to my soul. If not for the Father’s great Grace and Mercy through Christ, I wouldn’t be here today. If God could save me, then He can save absolutely anyone. I don’t care how far off that you think you are. He is always waiting for you to turn to Him.

Message for those who don’t know Lord Jesus, as to why THEY SHOULD?

I have played on both sides of the fence in this life. I lived for nearly a decade as chief of sinners, and now for over a decade as a Holy Bible-thumping ambassador for God. My old life was leading me straight to Hell. It felt like I was enduring a daily curse. I was entrenched in darkness. My new life with Lord Jesus has blessed me with the comfort and confidence that I will enter Heaven at the end of the road. Every curse has been replaced with His blessings.

I’m now engulfed in His Glorious Light, and each new year is more blessed than the last. The closer that you get to Christ, the closer you will get to indescribable peace, serenity, contentment, and true joy. The world, and the things of the world, can never bring you any of these feelings. Only Jesus can. His sinless shed Blood washes you and cleanses you of ALL past, present, and future sins against God, and reconciles you to our Father in Heaven.

The Father will forgive and forget every sin that you have ever committed if you confess them to Jesus, and ask Him to be your Lord. You can start fresh, and begin a NEW life in Christ today, with a clean slate before God. Who wouldn’t want that?! Rededicate your life to Him this Christmas, and I guarantee that you will never regret it. It will be the best decision of your life. He will be more than your Savior, King, Lord, and God. He will be your BEST FRIEND.

I hope that this collection of Christmas specials has brought you all joy, and has even strengthened, emboldened, or renewed your Faith this Holy Season. Please share this with others, so that it can hopefully do the same for them. There is never any reason, no matter what any politicians or professors or angry atheists may tell you, to ever deny or be ashamed of your Faith in Jesus Christ. So, don’t be an undercover Christian. Let your light shine, and let your love for Christ be known to everyone you meet!

I hope that next year I can bring these famous faces back together again for another big Christmas Special, and maybe even add some more to the mix! I want to send a big thank you out to them for taking the time to take part in the Specials. You are all blessings, and are appreciated more than you know. Thank you to those who follow this website, and for your continued interest and support in the future. Merry Christmas, and I pray that you all have a blessed New Year! Never forget the REASON for the Season, and always keep CHRIST in Christmas. 

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