Monthly Archives: December 2017

God’s Guidance; December 28, 2017


Matthew 2:2 “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” The Magi are definitely a mystery. Today we are tempted to dismiss them … Continue reading

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Honesty; December 27, 2017


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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Focus; December 26, 2017


Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. Simeon is an interesting figure in the Bible, recorded … Continue reading

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Growing Faith; December 25, 2017


Luke 2:20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. It is always wonderful to have confirmation you have heard from God. Very few … Continue reading

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God’s Control; December 24, 2017


Luke 2:1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. In reading this account we recognize that Luke wanted to peg these events in historical context, but we perhaps … Continue reading

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Serving God; December 23, 2017


Matthew 1:24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. Joseph sometimes gets overlooked in the Christmas story, but he was a vital component of God’s … Continue reading

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God’s Eternal Plans; December 22, 2017


Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” This verse … Continue reading

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