Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 29, 2012


Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. We think of Jesus as having been born in Bethlehem and laid in a manger, which He was, but He was “born” before the beginning … Continue reading

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December 28, 2012


Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in … Continue reading

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December 27, 2012


Matthew 2:12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. These days we don’t seem to expect God to speak through dreams, but the Biblical examples of … Continue reading

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December 26, 2012


Luke 2:34-35 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts … Continue reading

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December 25, 2012


Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. This is an aspect of the Christmas story that isn’t touched on very much, but it’s still … Continue reading

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December 24, 2012


Luke 2:1-2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) There are many things about … Continue reading

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December 23, 2012


1 John 4:11-12 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in … Continue reading

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