ANOTHER ANGEL IS BORN!
Yes, ANOTHER ANGEL, another heavenly host, to praise God for the birth of JESUS our Savior!
Just a few days ago we threw yet another BIG SWITCH, and together, we dedicated THE CHURCH CHANNEL! One more satellite is now beaming down to earth -- this time, not TBN, but another whole network! Praise the Lord! TBN is full -- there are only 24 hours in a day! So, how do we add more and more good Christian TV programs? Simple -- build another whole channel -- another whole network!
The Church Channel will have the very best of the great church services, plus other great programs. Sing it, Mike Purkey -- "LET'S HAVE CHURCH!"
And who is the Church? WE ARE! We are joining that great HEAVENLY HOST -- our new angel has company -- YOU AND ME!
What a glorious thought: We get to join in -- we, the Church -- and sing with the Heavenly choir:
Yes, together, we get to tell the greatest news in all history --
I know there will be many questions -- "How can I see The Church Channel? When can I see it? Will I need special TV equipment, etc.?" Let me begin.
First of all, it will be primarily a new cable TV channel, although we expect it to be carried on the DBS satellites that TBN is already on -- perhaps not immediately, but sometime next year. With the new DIGITAL TV technology upon us, most of the cable TV stations are upgrading and adding many more channels. In time, we hope to add The Church Channel to all the major cable systems in America. This will take some time, so many of us will not be able to receive it immediately. But right here is where YOU can help. Every time you pay your cable bill, write a note on it and say:
"PLEASE ADD THE CHURCH CHANNEL TO OUR CABLE STATION!"
You can also help by calling a toll-free number:
This will automatically send a message to your local cable system that you want the new Church Channel added to your lineup of programs.
But, in addition to all of this, for all who are connected to the INTERNET, you can view The Church Channel RIGHT NOW! Yes, many are actually watching TBN and The Church Channel on their computers! Simply log on to:
There will be a
link to take you directly to The Church Channel. As
the higher speed modems become available, you will be able to
watch in real-time video and with reasonably good quality.
Ah, technology -- it never stops, but that is good news for all of us who are consumed with the desire to get this GOOD NEWS to the very ends of the earth!
What a JOY to be able to bring a very special gift to the Christ Child this year. The Wise Men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh, but we bring something far more valuable -- another great VOICE that will tell this good news to multitudes: "HE IS BORN -- HE IS RISEN -- HE IS YOUR SAVIOR!" And, as a result, precious souls -- not gold -- will be laid at Jesus' feet! Praise God! I'm about to get HAPPY again!
The shepherd boys were the first to tell the glad tidings.
Millions have told through the centuries -- for many, at the
cost of their lives. Two thousand years later, we have the GREAT
JOY of telling the world: "HE HAS COME;"
but, just as important: "HE IS COMING AGAIN!"
Ah, dear Partners, this could be our last Christmas. Next year, we could be rejoicing around the great throne of God! But if not, let's keep seizing every opportunity, every technology, every means to "GO QUICKLY AND TELL!" Jesus is the answer to EVERYTHING!
God bless you, our dearest and most faithful TBN family. Jan and I wish for you the most blessed Christmas season ever! But, in all our gift giving, let's not forget the One it's all about. I have told you each Christmas the way we bring HIM a gift. Jesus actually told us Himself:
Jan and I promise to use your gift to TBN as "unto HIM."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!
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