Monthly Archives: December 2017

Listen and Question

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:39-52  (day two) Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. vs. 46 What later would become the hallmark of Jesus’ teaching is … Continue reading

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Grow!

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:39-52  (Day one) “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”–v 52. It is our secret weapon!  We humans can grow.  Change.  Adapt. Learn. The childhood of Christ sets the pattern.  Like … Continue reading

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Great Joy

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:1-20 (day seven) Verse 10 has bothered me all week.  The angel proclaims to “bring good news of great joy which will be for all people.”  I know the good news is for all people.  We do not … Continue reading

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Ordinary

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:1-20 (day six) God went to great lengths to do extraordinary things with the most ordinary of people. We are a people obsessed with notoriety and celebrity; we want to know what celebrities eat, what they wear, the … Continue reading

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Road to Calvary

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:1-20 (day five) “And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  Luke 2:7 The God who … Continue reading

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How Far From the Glory?

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:1-20 (day four) From the glory of the throne room of heaven to the humble beginnings of a stable birth…in our high tech world, it is almost unfathomable to comprehend that the most important birth of all the … Continue reading

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Buzz

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:1-20 (day three) “They spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child ”  Research into corporate communication culture has shown consistently that the company grapevine remains a valuable and mostly reliable source of news.  … Continue reading

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Glory and Peace

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:1-20 (day two) And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” vs. 13-14 … Continue reading

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Promise kept

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:1-20 (day one) “Today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”–v 11 The only thing impossible for God (see last week’s lesson) is to break His own word.  … Continue reading

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John the Baptist

Re:Verse reading–Luke 1:1-38 (day seven) John the Baptist is an alien to us.  In Luke 1 he is described as “great in the sight of the Lord”, never having alcohol, and filled with the Holy Spirit in his mother’s womb.  … Continue reading

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