Sunday December 22, 2013 “Good Tidings and Great Joy”

Luke 2:8-11 “8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be … Continue reading

Friday December 20, 2013 “Share with Enthusiasm”

Luke 2:17-18 “17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.” The shepherds heard and then spoke the truth they heard from heaven.  They could not help but … Continue reading

Thursday December 19, 2013 “Hurry to Check it Out”

Luke 2:15-16 “15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, … Continue reading

Wednesday December 18, 2013 “Proclamation and Accompaniment”

Luke 2:8-14 “8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be … Continue reading

Tuesday December 17, 2013 “Make Room”

Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” No room!  We all can remember Christmas plays that shut out Jesus and His mother Mary.  The reason for “no room” was not as … Continue reading

Monday December 16, 2013 “Preparation”

Luke 2:4 “4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,” The prophet Micah prophesied hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth that it would occur in Bethlehem.  God prepared a leader … Continue reading

Saturday, December 14, 2013 “Patience and Mercy of God”

Nehemiah 9:18-22 “18 “Even when they made a molded calf for themselves, And said, ‘This is your god That brought you up out of Egypt,’ And worked great provocations, 19 Yet in Your manifold mercies You did not forsake them in the wilderness.  The pillar of the cloud did not depart from them by day, to lead … Continue reading

Sunday December 15, 2013 “The Night of Incarnation”

John 1:1-7 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of … Continue reading

Friday December 13, 2013 “Miracles, Miracles, Miracles”

Nehemiah 9:15 “15 You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, And brought them water out of the rock for their thirst, And told them to go in to possess the landWhich You had sworn to give them.” Bread from heaven, water from a rock, satisfying hunger and thirst and then came the word of … Continue reading

Thursday December 12, 2013 “God’s Revelations”

Nehemiah 9:13-14 “13 “You came down also on Mount Sinai, And spoke with them from heaven, And gave them just ordinances and true laws, Good statutes and commandments.  14 You made known to them Your holy Sabbath, And commanded them precepts, statutes and laws, By the hand of Moses Your servant.”  As God gave manna to His … Continue reading