Monthly Archives: December 2017

Christmas Lessons: Shepherds’ Response

December 21 “So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” (Luke 2:16) Have you ever been so excited about something that you just can’t wait to tell everyone about your … Continue reading

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Christmas Lessons: A Divine Interruption

December 20 Have you ever been totally preoccupied with what you were doing only to have someone walk up behind you and scare the daylights out of you? They weren’t even trying to frighten you… but the sudden awareness of … Continue reading

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Christmas Story Lessons: The Shepherds

December 19 “There were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them.” (Luke 2:8-9) Have you ever felt like … Continue reading

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Christmas Story Lessons: The Innkeeper

December 18 In the Christmas story, the Innkeeper is seen as a bit of a bad guy. I’m quite certain that he never intended to be the bad guy. His hands were tied. His place was full. As much as … Continue reading

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Joseph… the Father’s Heart

December 17 “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20) We have been talking about Jesus’ earthly parents – chosen by … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Mary

December 16 “Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart often.” (Luke 2:19) We have been looking at Mary, the one God chose to be the Mother for His Son. Yesterday, we talked about her dedication to … Continue reading

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Mary, the Mother of Jesus

December 15 “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Mary – Luke 1:38) God not only chose to come into this world as a baby – He chose the man … Continue reading

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Finding Christmas… How He Came; Pt. 2

December 14 “For unto you is born this day… a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) Yesterday, we talked about the fact that God chose to send the Savior of the world as a baby. Of all the … Continue reading

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Finding Christmas… How He Came

December 13 If you were God, how would you choose to send the Redeemer of all humanity into the world? If it were me, I would “pull out all the stops,” and usher in the Redeemer with as much pageantry … Continue reading

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Finding Christmas at Christmas; Part 2

December 12 Most really good stories have a good backstory – a way for us to see and understand the main character of the story before the events of the story unfold. The Christmas story is no different. For centuries, … Continue reading

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