More Than Just Dad Jokes “When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him.” Matthew 1:24 Our culture has made fatherhood into something silly.  “Dad Clothes,” “Dad Jokes,” and even “Dad Music,” are all greeted with a collective groan of a society that seems...

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Jesus Doesn’t Belong There He poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many.  Isaiah 53:12 For many people, Jesus’ coming out to the River Jordan to be baptized by John is a confusing event in the life and ministry...

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A Light for the Nations

A Light for the Nations A light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.  Luke 2:32 Simeon’s prophecy regarding the Child in his arms is seen fulfilled in John’s vision in Revelation 7.  The promised Messiah was the hope for Gentile and Jew alike.  The...

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Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.  Luke 2:17-19 Merry Christmas!  It’s still Christmas! ...

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The Power of God

The Power of God And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. Luke 1:35 God does not stir up His power the way...

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Anything Important Bears Repeating

Anything Important Bears Repeating Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Philippians 4:4 The classic description of God found is the Scriptures first in Exodus 34:6.  “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,” says the Lord...

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To Convict and to Comfort

To Convict and to Comfort Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.  A voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare...

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Off With Their Heads

Off With Their Heads Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered.  Acts 7:52 For all of our laments about the state of the world today, there is really...

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Good News Network

Good News Network “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 There is a problem when you watch too much cable or network news.  When we spend so much time watching all of the terrible things going on in the world,...

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Thinking About the Right Things

Thinking About the Right Things “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these...

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