Series Code: IIW
Program Code: IIW201510A
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01:31 >>Announcer: It has stood the test of time.
01:35 God's book, The Bible
01:38 Still relevant in today's complex world
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01:46 Sharing messages of hope around the world!
01:58 CHRIS: Christmas. It's always been a favourite time of the year for me. The smells, the
02:03 trees, the lights, and the snow. But you know, it is amazing that this special time of the year
02:10 for families is also one of the most stressful. As the commercial pressures of the
02:17 Christmas holiday has steadily increased over the years, more and more people seem to enjoy
02:24 Christmas less and less. Could it be that there is something more? Could it be that this
02:31 season has a deeper and truer meaning? Could it be that the real reason behind this season
02:38 is something that will give us inner peace? Could it be that each of us really needs the
02:47 experience of a silent night?
02:56 I've made the same mistake before:
03:01 Too many malls, too many stores.
03:05 December traffic, Christmas rush,
03:10 It breaks me 'til I push and shove.
03:14 Children are crying while mothers are trying
03:17 To photograph Santa and sleigh.
03:21 The shopping and buying and standing forever in line.
03:25 Oh, what can I say?
03:29 I need a silent night, a holy night
03:37 To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise.
03:44 I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
03:51 To end this crazy day with a silent night.
04:04 December comes and disappears
04:08 Faster and faster every year.
04:13 Did my own mother keep this pace?
04:17 Or was the world a different place?
04:21 Where people stayed home wishing for snow
04:24 Watching three channels on their TV?
04:28 Look at us now running around
04:32 Trying to buy Christmas peace.
04:36 I need a silent night, a holy night
04:43 To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise.
04:50 I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
04:57 To end this crazy day with a silent night.
05:07 What was it like back there in Bethlehem
05:12 With peace on earth, good will toward men?
05:20 [There were shepherd's out in the field
05:22 Keeping watch over their flock by night
05:24 And the glory of the Lord shone around them
05:27 And they were so afraid
05:29 And the angels said, "Fear not, for behold,
05:33 I bring you good news of a great joy that shall be for all people;
05:38 For unto you is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
05:43 And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace."
05:49 I need a silent night, a holy night
05:56 To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise.
06:03 I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
06:10 To end this crazy day with a silent night.
06:18 To end this crazy day with a silent night.
06:36 MARK JOHNSON: Hi, my name is Mark Johnson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in
06:40 Canada. On behalf of the 68,000 Seventh-day Adventists across our great nation, I want to wish
06:49 you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
06:55 CHRIS: You know, we live in a world of constant turmoil: wars, terrorism, political battles,
07:02 illness, depression, and the list could go on and on. It almost seems at times that this
07:10 world is spiraling out of control with no plan. But you know, the Bible actually says
07:18 there is a plan, that there has always been a plan. In fact, John 1:1 says these words:
07:48 That word, that life, is the person of Jesus Christ. He made everything and he had a plan.
07:55 His plan was not for us to spiral out of control, but the Bible says that he himself is
08:03 the lamb slain before the foundation of the world, a world embroiled in turmoil and slave
08:11 to sin. But God has an answer to that sin problem that each of us do face. According to Romans
08:24 So God lovingly revealed a plan. He revealed it in a silent night. He revealed it in a holy
08:39 Silent night, Holy night
08:50 All is calm, all is bright.
09:01 Round yon virgin, mother and child
09:12 Holy infant so tender and mild
09:24 Sleep in heavenly peace,
09:37 Sleep in heavenly peace.
09:56 Silent night, Holy night
10:07 Shepherds quake at the sight.
10:19 Glories stream from heaven above;
10:31 Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah.
10:42 Christ the Savior is born,
10:56 Christ the Savior is born.
11:17 CHRIS: The Bible promises about Jesus in 1 Peter 1:20:
11:33 And now, that plan was put in place on this earth. It was a holy night that would change the
11:41 course of this earth's history.
11:47 O holy night! The stars are brightly shining;
11:56 It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth!
12:05 Long lay the world in sin and error pining
12:14 'Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
12:22 A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices;
12:30 For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!
12:38 Fall on your knees
12:45 Oh hear the angel voices
12:53 Oh night divine
13:00 Oh night when Christ was born
13:09 Oh night divine
13:17 Oh night when Christ was born
13:29 Truly he taught us to love one another
13:37 His law is love and his gospel is peace.
13:47 Chains shall he break for the slave is our brother;
13:55 And in his name all oppression shall cease.
14:04 Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
14:12 Let all within us praise his holy name.
14:20 Christ is the Lord!
14:27 Oh, praise his name forever,
14:35 His power and glory evermore proclaim.
14:50 His power and glory evermore proclaim.
15:10 [Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shining
15:16 It is the night of our dear Savior's birth!]
15:24 So fall on your knees
15:31 Don't you hear the angel voices?
15:39 They're singing, "Oh night divine,
15:47 Oh night when Christ was born;
15:54 Oh night divine
16:03 Oh night when Christ was born.
16:20 MANSFIELD EDWARDS: Hi, my name is Mansfield Edwards, president of the Ontario Conference of
16:25 Seventh-day Adventists. On behalf of the 32,000 members in Ontario, I want to wish you a
16:31 merry Christmas and a happy new year.
16:37 CHRIS: That silent night, that holy night, in the hushed quietness of that night, an
16:45 angel visitor came to a young girl named Mary and announced,
17:48 Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy
17:54 Would someday walk on water?
17:57 Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy
18:03 Would save our sons and daughters?
18:07 Did you know that your Baby Boy
18:13 Has come to make you new?
18:17 This Child that you've delivered
18:22 Will soon deliver you.
18:26 Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy
18:31 Would give sight to a blind man?
18:36 Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy
18:41 Would calm the storm with His hand?
18:45 Did you know that your Baby Boy
18:51 Has walked where angels trod?
18:55 When you kiss your little Baby
19:00 You kiss the face of God.
19:25 The blind will see.
19:27 The deaf will hear.
19:29 The dead will live again.
19:34 The lame will leap.
19:36 The dumb will speak
19:39 The praises of the Lamb.
19:45 Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy
19:51 Is Lord of all creation?
19:55 Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy
20:00 Would one day rule the nations?
20:05 Did you know that your Baby Boy
20:10 Is heaven's perfect Lamb?
20:15 The sleeping Child you're holding
20:19 Is the Great I Am.
20:39 CHRIS: This baby was the one God promised in Genesis 3:15, who would come to bruise the head of
20:46 the serpent, that serpent that deceived the whole world and is the cause of all the pain,
20:53 suffering, and destruction in this world. This is that baby that God promised would come
21:01 through Abraham's seed to bless all the nations of the earth. This is he who spoke to Moses
21:08 through the midst of a burning bush, making himself known as "I Am," promising to deliver his
21:16 people out of bondage. He appeared again at a later time to Moses, saying,
21:39 He was the one who gave courage to Joshua when he faced an overwhelming battle, saying,
21:55 Solomon predicted that he would bring justice to the poor of the people. He will save the
22:01 children of the needy and will break in pieces the oppressor. God, wanting his people to be
22:10 prepared for this baby when he came, gave this sign through the prophet Isaiah:
22:25 Immanuel, which is translated "God with us." This is he who revealed to Jeremiah, "For I am
22:34 with you to save you." God sent his son into this world to be with us and to save us. This was
22:42 something only God, because of his incredible love for us, could do. John 20:31 says:
23:02 The apostle John also testifies that:
23:12 God did not withhold himself from you, but gave himself up for you. Do not withhold
23:19 yourself from him. Today, I invite you to choose to have God with you. Choose to have God
23:27 save you. Choose life. Choose Immanuel.
23:36 KEN CORKUM: Holiday greetings to you, the viewer of It Is Written Canada. Hi, my name is Ken
23:42 Corkum. I'm responsible for the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland
23:46 and Labrador. During this time of sharing, hey, let's remember It Is Written with a gift; and
23:52 thanks for your generosity.
24:15 BEV: Hi, everyone. I've got my apron on, so today, you know we're doing a little bit of
24:19 cooking. And I'm here with Chris and we're going to be doing something with beets.
24:23 CHRIS: Beets. You know, it's the Christmas season and we've been doing some holiday recipes.
24:28 BEV: Yes. CHRIS: So what are we going to do with beets for the holidays? BEV: Well, you know
24:32 what? We're going to be making a beet and cilantro salad. And I chose the beets because of that
24:35 gorgeous rubyed, and the cilantro for the green. Kind of a Christmassy kind of thing
24:40 happening. CHRIS: That sounds good. BEV: So let's get to it. CHRIS: All right. BEV: Okay.
24:43 We've got three or four beets here, and they've been cooked just for about 40 minutes until
24:48 they're soft. And then we just kind of cool them off a little bit so that they're comfortable
24:53 to handle. We've got some red pepper and some green onion chopped up. We're going to add
24:58 that to the mix. And then we're going to add some of this beautiful carrot that I've
25:03 shredded. So the colors are just going to be so eye-popping. That's the beauty of this.
25:09 CHRIS: Very vibrant. BEV: Exactly. Then we've got some cilantro that we're going
25:12 to just put on top. You know, a lot of people don't like cilantro, but a lot more love
25:16 it, like me. CHRIS: I like cilantro. Now, Bev, tell me, what's the benefit of cilantro?
25:20 BEV: Oh, heavy metals, removing heavy metals from your body, fantastic. Then we've got this
25:26 wonderful dressing that we've made, and I've got the ingredients right here: onion,
25:30 lemon, garlic, cumin, a pinch of cayenne, some olive oil, and a little bit of sweetener just to
25:36 make it. give it that nice depth. And we've got this beautiful golden colour. What
25:42 we're going to do is just dress our salad and then we're going to mix it up and the colours are
25:50 just going to be eye-popping and the taste is going to be so delicious. And beets are so
25:55 fabulous for your liver for detoxing. The red peppers have got vitamin C happening there.
26:01 The onion is just going to give it a little bit of pungency. And the cumin that's in here is
26:07 going to give it that exotic kind of flavour. So this is what you're going to end up with:
26:12 beside your protein and whatever else you're having on your table, you're going to have this
26:18 beautifullyoloured salad, and voilà, it's so good for you. CHRIS: It looks very good. And I
26:25 think, Bev, if it's okay, I'm going to have a little taste of this beet salad.
26:29 BEV: Absolutely, go right ahead. And you're going to have red mouth and lips and all the rest
26:33 of it, just in time for Christmas. CHRIS: Oh, that's okay. That is delicious and
26:36 would be a wonderful addition to any holiday meal. BEV: Exactly. I got the recipe from this
26:41 wonderful cookbook: Yum. My friend Theresa Nicassio wrote this. We went to raw chef school
26:47 together. And this is an awesome book. It's egg-free, dairy-free, wheatree, all kinds of free.
26:53 And the website that you could go to is yumfoodforliving.com where you can find out more
26:59 about this recipe book. CHRIS: And this recipe can be found at www.itiswrittenca. You
27:07 can go there and find any Live Healthy recipe from Bev or Darlene. BEV: That's right.
27:12 CHRIS: And we want you to live healthy. May God bless you abundantly. BEV: We'll see you
27:18 next time.
27:26 JOHN FOURNIER: Hi, my name is John Fournier, president of the Maritime Conference of
27:30 Seventh-day Adventists. On behalf of our members in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and
27:35 New Brunswick, I want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Joyeux Noël et
27:41 bonne année.
27:45 CHRIS: Dear friends, the Christmas season brings an end to the year. It is at this time
27:51 that many people consider their end-of-the-year giving to charitable organizations. It Is
27:57 Written Canada is a not-for-profit charity that qualifies for taxeductible
28:01 giving. It Is Written Canada is committed to sharing a message of hope and wholeness through
28:08 this program and a variety of humanitarian projects. If you would like to donate to this
28:15 ministry as part of your end-of-the-year plan, you can call our toll-free number. As a
28:22 thank you for your tax-deductible gift, we will send you the musical DVD "O Come
28:28 All Ye Faithful" from my friends at Fountainview Academy. It will be a wonderful addition to your
28:34 Christmas collection or even make a good gift to give someone. My friends, thank you
28:41 so much for watching. Please join us again next week for part two of "Immanuel God With Us."
28:49 Until then, remember, it is written: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word
28:56 that proceeds from the mouth of God."