Posts with the tag “christmas”

Eternal Peace
by Ministry Support on December 31st, 2021
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).  Peace on earth—we have all prayed for it. We all wonder how different the world would be without violence or hatred and how different people would be without jealousy or strife.            We all dream about an ideal world where there is ...  Read More
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The King, the Priest, and the Prophet
by Ministry Support on December 24th, 2021
“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11-2). When the wise men, also known as the Mages, reached the town of Bethlehem to see Jesus, they offered three gifts to Him. We are beginning to see that there’s great significance in ...  Read More
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A Foreshadowing
by Ministry Support on December 23rd, 2021
“Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough—because there was no room for them at the lodging place” (Luke 2:7) God demonstrates His humility through the birth of Jesus, as we’ve discussed before. We see that He came to earth in a humble state as a baby, and while He could’ve chosen any life on earth, He chose to be a carpenter’s ...  Read More
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The Song of the Shepherds
by Ministry Support on December 22nd, 2021
“And there were shepherd living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night…Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests’” (Luke 2:8-14). Shepherds were not the most prestigious people. They were looked down on in society and were gener...  Read More
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The Wisdom of Seekers
by Ministry Support on December 20th, 2021
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:1-2).  Throughout Scripture, the Lord has used the influence of symbols to communicate with humanity. Before Jesus came to earth, humans coul...  Read More
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The Heartbeat of God
by Ministry Support on December 19th, 2021
“He is before all thing, and by Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17). As we’ve discussed before, the Christmas season has an effect on the world like no other time of the year does. We’ve explored how everyone seems to live in a state of anticipation at Christmas, not just for presents or for big dinners. Everyone seems to have a deeper, more supernatural anticipation. Christmas is the...  Read More
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A Declaration of Praise
by Ministry Support on December 18th, 2021
“All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen’” (Revelation 7:12). Before the creation of man, there were songs of praise being sung about the majesty and glory of God. Th...  Read More
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A Glorious Anticipation
by Ministry Support on December 17th, 2021
“Therefore, God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).   The Christmas season is a time of expectation. We discussed this...  Read More
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The Word Became Flesh
by Ministry Support on December 12th, 2021
“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel [God with us]” (Isaiah 7:14). One of the most baffling concepts in scripture is the mystery of the Trinity. The word Trinity is never actually used in the Word, but there’s evidence all throughout the Bible that points to God as a tribunal God—the Father, the Son, ...  Read More
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For Love and Peace
by Ministry Support on December 10th, 2021
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!’” (Luke 2:14).  We hear talk of God’s love all the time, but have you ever considered that if God was not a personal, loving God, then there would never have been a Christmas story? There would never have been a reason for Jesus to ...  Read More
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The Innkeeper of Our Hearts
by Ministry Support on December 9th, 2021
“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” Luke 2:6-7 There’s no room in the inn. When we think about the Christmas story, sometimes we can’t help but think about the innkeeper who told Mary and Joseph that there was no room for ...  Read More
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Angels at Your Doorstep
by Jared West on December 2nd, 2021
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2). What would you do if you knew an angel of the Lord was coming to your house tomorrow morning for breakfast?Most of us would probably clean our houses until they were spotless, get up early to prepare a meal, neatly set the table, and prepare for what kinds of conversations...  Read More
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The Season of Searching
by Jared West on December 1st, 2021
“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David” (Luke 1:26-7). Have you ever felt like you’re looking for something in life that can’t be found? Perhaps you remember feeling that way a lot before you accepted Christ. But even now, do you find yourself feeling like you’re searching for ans...  Read More
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