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The Reason for the Season:The Birth Of Christ (Luke 2:1-20)

 We sometimes get so caught up in the busy holiday season that we forget what we are truly celebrating in Christmas, the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Take a moment and remember the story of Christ in the King James version of the Bible…

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

 2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

 3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

 4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

 5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

 6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

 

7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

 8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

 16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

 17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

 18And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

 19But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

 20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

December 23, 2009 Posted by | God | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Birth Of Christ ~ Boyz II Men

Merry Christmas from Reach Magazine TV!

Well they traveled over hills and mountains
On a cold December night just like this
For they knew what was going to happen
Mary would give birth to the prince of peace
Our Lord
From the manjor what they saw in the distance
Was a misty silloutte of three kings
Bringing all the most prescious jewels to our savior
Knowing he would soon be called the king of kings
Our Lord

On Christmas day
They saw a star in the east and followed it
On Christmas day
That marked the birth place of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ
All free from sin
Here to give us a chance at everlasting life again
So the world
So cold you better let him in
To your heart

From the sight of the blessed child was full of beauty
As they looked upon the one who would save our world
To their knees they dropped and started to worship
Giving thanks to God above for the prince of peace
Our Lord
No one knew back then that on that evening
That the miracle of miracles came true
That a God above would come down from heaven
In the form of a child
That would set us free
Our Lord

December 18, 2009 Posted by | God, music, Observances, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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Galatians 5:25~ Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

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December 17, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, God, music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Da’ T.R.U.T.H.- “Lost”

Reach Magazine TV ~ always bringing you entertainment, music, fashion and ministry.

Check out Da’ T.R.U.T.H.’s music video “Lost”, off the #1 favorite album “The Big Picture.”

December 7, 2009 Posted by | family friendly, God, music | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TD Jakes and Joel Osteen: Living the American Dream, Through God

We all know TD Jakes and Joel Osteen as two of the most popular ministers ever to preach the good word of the Lord, and they’ve benefited from it well.

With CD’s, DVD’s, TV programs, roadshows, movies and even a record label, these two preachers have formed mini-conglomerates through their love of Jesus Christ.

MSNBC interviewed Jakes and Osteen about their successes and the ever expanding “Christian Market” in this video.

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Togetherness

A lot of things have changed since we were all children. The price of everything has gone up like 200%, kids are playing more inside by themselves rather than outside with their friends, and family members can get so busy sometimes that they are barely able to communicate with each other.

With winter holidays just around the corner, family communication and togetherness is more essential than ever.

Because we here at Reach Magazine TV care about family, we’ve come up with a couple easy things that you can do at home to strengthen your family bonds and maybe even have a little fun along the way.

Church is obviously something that can help strengthen the love your family feels for one another.  After church, maybe set up a family tradition where you all go out and eat together, or you all go home and play an outdoors game like football or softball that the whole family can enjoy.

Another thing, dinner time should be family time, not stare at the TV screen time so turn it off when you sit down with your family to enjoy your evening meal.  Without the distraction, it will make it easy to have a nice conversation.

If you or your family members are having trouble coming up with things to talk about, play dinner games where you have to say something nice about someone at the table, or talk about personal goals for your week or month, and even tell your family what you are thankful for.

You will be surprised at some of the things your family has to say about you or other family members and that education will definitely bring you all closer.

Helping your community or the needy is a great way to bond. Sending cards to our soldiers overseas or donating cans to a homeless shelter are just a couple ideas you can do as a family.

What tradition does your family follow? None? Well, what are you waiting for? Start one!

November 25, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Building a Foundation with Habitat for Humanity

This past Saturday, Reach Magazine TV joined Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity for an event in Chino Hills, CA to help raise a “Dime a Day” to build a home for the deserving Cessna family.  Over a year ago, plans were made to raise money to build the Cessna family a home in the city.

The fundraising began on October 5, 2009 as part of World Habitat Day and will conclude January 5, 2010 with the collecting of the dime jars at Johnny Rockets at The Shoppes in Chino Hills.

A beautiful and deserving home takes a lot of time and effort to build; the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity knows because they’ve built 10 homes in Chino and 37 throughout the area.

Helping someone in need is something that should be done on a regular basis, it not only makes them feel special, but it will make yours and your families lives that much more rewarding. Like it says in the Bible “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

“The amazing staff at Habitat for Humanity truly have a heart to help others succeed and that is the exact message we live by on Reach Magazine TV,” says host J.O., “If anyone wants to make a change, contact your local Habitat for Humanity and see what you can do, there are plenty of families who need someone to care.”

Reach Magazine TV will be assisting in building the Cessna home in Chino Hills. “We’re so excited to be a part of this project,” says host Sherrie Marlene, “I can’t wait to see the look on the family’s faces when they see their completed home for the first time.”  J-Love, Sherrie Marlene and J.O. at the Habitat for Humanity Event

November 24, 2009 Posted by | charity, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Love Him Like I Do” Deitrick, Mary Mary and Ruben Studdard

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Check out Deitrick, Mary Mary and Ruben Studdard “Love Him Like I Do”

 

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, family friendly, God, music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary Mary “God In Me”

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Check out Mary Mary “God In Me”

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, family friendly, God, music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Friday the 13th As Unlucky as They Say?…

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Friday the 13th always brings such mixed feelings to everyone these days.  Is it an unlucky day? Is it a lucky day? Do I avoid mirrors and ladders and cats? Do I stay inside all day long and avoid anything that can bring bad luck???

Try this word on for size…Paraskevidekatriaphobics.  This is someone who is afraid of Friday the 13th and if you are one of these people, you should probably stop reading now or be forever afraid of this day of the week.

Friday has been considered an unlucky day for a long time.  Jesus was said to have been crucified on a Friday according to scripture and there is also “Black Friday” which has been associated with huge sales the day after Thanksgiving and also with stock market crashes and other disasters.

But what about the number 13?  Why is it considered such an unlucky number to some but a lucky number to others?

Some say that the number 13 was considered a lucky number by ancient China and Egypt.  Egyptians believed that the number 13 signified death but not in a bad way.  They believed in 12 stages of life and the 13th is death in a glorious transformation.

On the other side of the spectrum, Norse mythology believes that 13 people sitting and dining with eachother is bad luck and one will die within the next year.  Did you hear that there were 13 people sitting at the Last Supper with Jesus Christ? And he died on a Friday remember?…

It’s said not to change your sheets on your bed on Friday or it will bring bad dreams…

They say not to drive on Friday the 13th because studies show that there have been more accidents on that day…

Don’t start a trip on the unlucky day either…haven’t you heard the story of the H.M.S. Friday?

About a hundred years ago in Britain, Sailors who were afraid of setting sail on Fridays because it was considered unlucky were going to be shown that Friday was not an unlucky day and a special ship was commissioned called the H.M.S. Friday. They launched the ship on a Friday, chose the crew on a Friday, made her captain a man named Jim Friday and she set off on her maiden voyage on a, you guessed it, Friday.  The ship and her crew was never seen or heard from again

But bad luck is not for everyone. Take J.O. at Reach Magazine TV, who both agree that Friday the 13th is just another day.

“I don’t believe in luck,” says J.O., “There are blessings and divine instruments and there’s horseshoes and hand grenades.  I’ve walked across so many black cats and broken so many mirrors and nothing has happened yet.  I LOVE FRIDAY THE 13TH!”

Whether you have a bad outlook or a good one like J.O., remember that Friday the 13th is just another horror movie, just another day.

Here’s some interesting ideas on how to Beat Bad Luck on Friday the 13th.

November 13, 2009 Posted by | events, family friendly, God | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment