Monthly Archives: December 2017

Be Prepared II

11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid,Zechariah; your prayer … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way”— 3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, … Continue reading

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The Right to Become

9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not … Continue reading

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Christmas vs. Easter?

Our guest writer today is Jess Adams, wife, mother and mother-to-be! I am grateful that she has taken time from her busy schedule to share this important insight about Christmas! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was … Continue reading

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A Promise Kept

Thank you to Lisa Andrews for writing today’s theme! Tell him this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Christmas

Rejoice, our nature Christ assumes; Born of a virgin, lo, He comes, As a Messiah fore-ordained. Adore and wonder, every land! He left His bright, His glorious throne; He bowed the heavens, to earth came down, And thus His wondrous … Continue reading

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The bigger/better problem

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.” 3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned          … Continue reading

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Your Very Great Reward

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram.     I am your shield,     your very great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless … Continue reading

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Are you afraid?

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of … Continue reading

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The Glory of it All

5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,     and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”                                                        Isaiah 40 The project of self-promotion requires constant attention and energy. Both the positive and … Continue reading

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