"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.

Merry Christmas To All From the Burleson Family



Wade, Rachelle, Charis, Kade, Logan and Boe



THE BELL

I KNOW WHO I AM
I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord(1 Cor. 6:17 )
I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth ( Matt.5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ(1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant ( Phil.3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God(2 Cor.5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God( Rom.8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8: 28)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16 ). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor.. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship(Eph. 2:10 )
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col. 1:14). I have been adopted as God's child(Eph 1:5)
I belong to God
Do you know
who you are!?





"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace.." Numbers 6:24-26

32 comments:

David said...

I'm a . . . fan of this blogsite. Merry Christmas, Burlesons.

John Wallace said...

Merry Christmas, Pastor Wade. And I did notice the "floating cross" next to your ear which I "know" was intentional. Blessings.

Bob Cleveland said...

Wade & Rachelle,

In fact, knowing you has helped me realize who I am. I thank you for that.

I realized this Christmas that the friends God's given me have been the finest gift I could ask for (after salvation), and in fact I posted about this on my blog this week.

May yours be the most blessed Christmas ever, for your family.

Gary said...

Hey!

That's snow outside your window! You must've taken that picture THIS weekend, eh?

We are having church even though it is slick here in Norman. Pastor and I talked about it and if we don't have 100 or so folks in Sunday School, we'll sing every Christmas carol in the hymnal and then make some up, light the candle for the 4th Sunday of Advent, and pray for ourselves, each other and the community. And we will put off the Christmas Music, again, until January.

Come to think of it, what better way to begin the new year, celebrating Christ's Advent.

Y'all have a fine Sunday and a great celebration of our Lord's birth.

Gary
from Norman

Chuck Andrews said...

Merry Christmas to the Burleson's. Thank you Wade for your ministry and the ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church. May God bless you for you have been a channel of blessing to many.

May the New Year be filled with an ever deepening reality of the sufficiency of Christ for our every need and may He bring about a more peaceful, cooperative, and transparent SBC and her entities with a renewed focus and anointing in spreading the gospel. May the littleness of trusting in Fundamentalism be replaced with a bigness of a confidence in the ability of the Holy Spirit and the reality that “the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Chuck

Tim Guthrie said...

To Burleson Family,
The Guthrie family wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Great family picture!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you all!

Dougald

davidbmclaughlin.com said...

Wade,
Why are you trying to be so controversial in this post?

Aahh, just kidding. Merry Christmas!

Shibboleth,
David Mc

Bryan Riley said...

Fantastic. Thank you and Merry Christmas. Wish we would have seen more of you around here, but God is faithful, good and perfect in His ways. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Wade,

Just a note of appreciation for your very evident support for those of us serving God in another land. We value you, your family, your church and your circle of friends, and what they mean to world missions.

A 10-40 Window Missionary

RKSOKC66 said...

Wade:

I wish your family a great Christmas!

Roger Simpson
Oklahoma City OK

GuyMuse said...

Wow, this post is what they would call cheverísimo (way cool)here in Ecuador. Thanks for the incredible reminder of all that is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord. May you and yours have a splendid and FELIZ NAVIDAD!

Benji Ramsaur said...

Merry Christmas, Burlesons

Never heard the name Charis before--I love it.

Grace

Benji

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Wade and family!

Love the picture! Wish it would snow here in Richmond too! :)

I hope you and your family have a great holiday. Thank you for all you do.

-a supportive "home office" IMB employee

Bill Scott said...

Merry Christmas Wade to you and your lovely family! Stay warm.
Bill Scott

Rex Ray said...

Wade,
I know which one is Logan, but if you’d switched Charis to the start of the back row, I’d know which are Kade and Boe.

But then again, if Kade was pronounced Ka-de, there still might be confusion. Or is it a simple right-to-left rule?

I’m just trying to follow up on David Mc’s accusation of you being controversial. Ha

In your last post you referenced some links that led to a man saying, “He reached for a towel instead of rising to a throne.”

I’m afraid too many pastors desire the other way around.

Merry Christmas, and thanks so much for making me think.

Kevin Bussey said...

Merry Christmas!

Rita Janzen said...

Merry Christmas to my Special Friends!
The Joy and Peace you have brought to my life is overflowing. Because of your ministry and unconditional love I now know and understand God's grace and mercy in my life.
Wade and Rachelle, you are two of my favorite people! Thanks for serving God and Man!

stepleton3 said...

Blessed Christmas Wade and family. Grace and Peace, Stan and Lynn Stepleton IMB in Central America

davidinflorida said...

Merry Christmas..... from sunny chilly north florida (50 degrees) and were it won`t be 70 again till friday, brrr.

Stephen Pruett said...

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to the Burleson family.

Stephen Pruett said...

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to the Burleson Family!

Anonymous said...

I am starting to learn about my messiah and have enjoyed your blog. Merry Christmas!

Glen Woods said...

I want to wish you a safe, warm and wonderful Christmas. Blessings to you as you reflect on the birth of Christ Jesus!

Alycelee said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
You, Rachellel and of course Paul have been a wonderful blessing to our lives and we thank God for you.
Alyce & Mackey Faulkner

kehrsam said...

Thank you, Wade for all that you do. I wish you and yours a most blessed Christmas. May your tribe increase.

Kurt A. Ehrsam

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the Burlison's.
Gene Price

greg.w.h said...

God rest ye merry, Burlesons!

The Harveys

Dave Miller said...

John Wallace,

Are you a member of the Gang Green, or a different John Wallace?

Chris Johnson said...

You are a blessed man with a beautiful family! Have a Merry Christmas....

Blessings,
Chris

volfan007 said...

merry Christmas, wade and family. may yall truly have a blessed new year.

david

David Richardson said...

Wow! This was a cool post. Thanks for sharing it.