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Newsletter 235

Newsletter 235

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News & Commentary; The Birth of Jesus; Your Voice; Adult Entertainment: A Detriment; Henry Delegation Leadership Changes; Liberals in a Conservative Country; Obituary from London Times
News & Commentary; The Birth of Jesus; Your Voice; Adult Entertainment: A Detriment; Henry Delegation Leadership Changes; Liberals in a Conservative Country; Obituary from London Times

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Contact The Citizen at hc.citizen@hccitizen.orgYour comments and submissions are always welcome! 
The Citizen Newsletter 
Issue # 235
December 19, 2010
The Conservative Voice of Henry County 
 In This Issue
News & Commentary
The Birth of Jesus
Your Voice
Adult Entertainment: A Detriment
Henry Delegation Leadership Changes
Liberals in a Conservative Country
Obituary from London Times
Editorial / Publication Policy 
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Send email tohc.citizen@hccitizen.org The Citizennewsletter is available onlineat Scribd.com View online at http://www.scribd.com/larry_stanley  
Your Support is Appreciated 
The Conservative Voice of Henry County 
hasopened a venue for news, comment and opinion thatexists nowhere else. It is because of you; a steadylist of people who read and submit articles sharingideas and principles.Or visitwww.hccitizen.org 
Christmas Eve
Congratulations to Ryan Larosa
Ryan officially graduated from GA State University with BA in PoliticalScience and a minor in philosophy. Next he is off to law school.
We are proud of you, Ryan! 
The Heart of Giving Beats in Henry County
By Alfred Britt
As I looked in the County Paper today I read that the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign has gotten over $35,000 of support for breast cancer research.This is a good thing that has happened people are helping for a good cause.Also in the paper was an article about the Rotary Club raising money fordifferent charities in the County. They had a 5k run and that event raised$10,000 for their cause. This also is great to hear that people in HenryCounty helping to get money up for others in need.I would like to issue a challenge to everyone but expressly to those givinghearts that supported the breast cancer research and the Rotary ClubMembers and runners. Donate to the Mike & Linda Moon van fund, let’sshow the Moon family that Henry County has a heart.Being without his van to get his scooter in he is very limited to how he cango to the Doctor. The other day he had to get a ride to get blood work donethe morning the temp was 14, in a car that had no heat what so ever. Thisput Mike at grave risk of getting very sick or even worse, but he had noother choice to get to the Doctor that cold morning. So as you can see thisis a matter of life and death that Mike gets the funds to get a van that hehas found.We need to look in our hearts and be thankful that we are blessed with thethings we have. Mike Moon has given so much of himself to this County andits Citizens, let’s open our hearts and give back to him in his hour of need.Please donate to the
Mike & Linda Moon van fund
Mike & Linda Moon Van Fund
Citizen Newsletter #235
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Thank you for your support and participation
The fund is getting there! Mike & Linda found a 1995model van for $2,420 -- We can all be proud of the generous hearts whowill make this come true. Today the fund hit $1,700....
 Just $700 to go
.Heartfelt thanks to all those who have generously given to this fund.
to all of you. Use
atwww.hccitizen.org, or write acheck, but donate in any amount you can! Let's do this before Christmas.Send checks payable to "Mike & Linda Moon" to HC Citizen, 899 East LakeRoad, McDonough GA 30252.
Merry ChristmasMerry ChristmasMerry ChristmasMerry Christmas
The Birth of Jesus
Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia,people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular innature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whoseteachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees,attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25–Christmas Day–has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.
The birth of Jesus Christ is in direct fulfillment of many Bible prophecies, Isaiah 7:14 of the virgin birth; Gen 3:15 that hewas born of the seed of woman, Isaiah 11:1 that he would descend from the line of Jesse (king David); Micah 5:2 thathe would be born in Bethlehem; Matthew 2:18 + Jeremiah 31:15 that Herod would slaughter all the children in anattempt for the Devil to kill the Christ child. All these prophecies were made at least 500 years before Jesus was born.They stand as an irrefutable monument to the inspiration of the Bible and prove that God revealed himself through hismessiah, Jesus of Nazareth.
Here is a strictly Biblical chronology of the birth of Christ. Jesus was born in the manger of an inn because there was noroom for Mary and Joseph to stay in a room, in Bethlehem (Matthew 1:25 & Luke 2:1-7).That same night, angels announced to the shepherds that Christ was born and they visited the newborn Christ at themanger (Luke 2:8-20). In this way, all shepherds, who as a class had a very low social status, would take a keen andearly interest in the Chief Shepherd (Jn 10:11; 1 Pet 5:4). Jesus is the "lamb ... who will be their shepherd" in Rev 7:17.It was fitting for many reasons that God designed that shepherds be the first to hear the gospel. All the patriarchs,Abraham, Isaac and Jacob etc., were shepherds. King David was a shepherd, and was not originally even considered acandidate as king. Jesus was the "good shepherd" (Jn 10:1ff). The office of overseers of the local churches (1 Tim 3; Tit1) uses two other interchangeable words to describe the single office: Elders and Shepherds. (Acts 20:17,28; 1 Peter5:1-2).
Jesus was circumcised when He was eight days old (Luke 2:21). Jesus was then presented in the temple 33 days laterafter the "days of purification" were competed, which is the 40th day after Jesus was born. (Leviticus 12:2-6 & Luke2:22-38).
Book of Matthew
begins with a genealogy tracing the line from Abraham (to whom the promises were made),through David (who became the first king in the line of the covenant promises), to Jesus Christ. This genealogy showsthat the family of Joseph was in the line of the kings--that Jesus was the “son” of David. Accordingly, Matthew willpresent Jesus as the promised King--the Messiah. But we will begin our study with the first narrative paragraph.
Note of clarification: The word christos is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word mashiah (pronounced mah-she-ack),which means “anointed one.” It is a description of a king. ”Christ,” then, is a title indicating that Jesus is the anointedking, the promised Messiah.
The Reading
18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but beforethey came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.19Because Joseph her husband was arighteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do
not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.21She will givebirth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 
22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:23”The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”-- which means, “God with us.” 
24When Joseph awoke, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25Buthe had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
The Subject Matter of the Story 
This account, as its heading says, is about the birth of Jesus the Christ. If we had to identify a principle actor in thenarrative, it would have to be the Lord, moving behind the scenes to bring about the birth of Christ. Mary is found to bewith child (the verb is passive, and so the story is not emphasizing anything she did). Joseph is about to act, but isprevented from doing so by the Lord through a dream. His actions are in response to the revelation from God. But it isGod who is at work in the narrative: God the Holy Spirit brings about the conception in Mary, the angel from God revealsthe mystery to Joseph and gives him the instructions, and all of this is a fulfillment of what God had prophesiedhundreds of years earlier.
With the emphasis being on the work of God like this, the birth can only be seen as supernatural. This is the tone thatMatthew wants to set at the outset of his gospel--there is nothing purely human about this Jesus. The birth was of God,explained by God, in fulfillment of a prophecy by God. God planned it, God carried it out, and God made sure the mainparticipants understood it (as much as they were capable of understanding). The whole thing was supernatural.
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Giving and sharing with family and friends,such a joyous thing to do, not just one day, but every day of the year, takeChristmas with you.
A Miracle from Summerville, GA in 1930
Mike Moon
This is a story passed along to me by my Great Aunt Alice Bullard Perry in the1960's. She and her husband John Perry lived next to the railroad tracks inSummerville, GA. in a two story house that he had his business in. He was ashoe cobbler.The Great Depression was underway and things were bad for many folks. Therewere many "hobo's" that roamed the train tracks and hitched a ride on anempty car. She always feared them.At Christmastime 1930, a stranger came to the back door and knocked. Shesaid she eased the door open and asked "what do you want?" The stranger withlong hair and beard told her he was hungry and could she give him somethingto eat. She told him to wait on the back porch so the stranger sat down. Shefixed him a plate of food and then took it to him. He took the food and sat itdown and told her she had fed him when he was hungry and turned and walkedaway toward the train tracks and he disappeared. She sat down and thoughtabout him and realized that Jesus came to her and from then on all thestrangers along the railroad track could find a good meal at her back door.My Great Aunt Alice could have no children. In January 1931, someone left ababy on my grandparents’ front porch. Alice loved him from the start. She wasable to adopt him. Right after adopting him her husband disappeared and was

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