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Genealogy – Skeletons or Grace Stories?

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiahthe son of David, the son of Abraham:Abraham was the father of Isaac,Isaac the father of Jacob,Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,Perez the father of Hezron,Hezron the father of Ram,Ram the father of Amminadab,Amminadab the father of Nahshon,Nahshon the…

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Gladness and Joy

The source of our gladness is Jesus Himself! This is the message of the first Advent. Hear the Angels’ message, “I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” And it is definitely the message of the second coming of our Savior! A highway will be there, a roadway,And it will…

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Thy Kingdom Come, O God

In the last daysthe mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established    as the highest of the mountains;it will be exalted above the hills,    and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,    to the temple of the God of Jacob.He will teach us his ways,    so that we…

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Break, day of God, O break! The night has lingered long.

It’s the First Sunday of Advent! Advent focuses on the anticipation and expectation of Jesus’ birth. It’s about preparing our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ child. Advent is the season of longing, waiting for our hope and promise! Join me here each day as I share a bit of scripture, hymn…

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Responding to God’s gift of Christmas

  Yesterday I asked how shall we respond to the birth of Christ.  This morning I saw a post by my brother-in-law, Vince Wilcox.  I’ve shared his post here … I encourage you to check out his blog. He writes an acrostic … with verses reminding him how to live in response to God’s gift…

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Your response?

Christmas is coming … I’m thinking tonight about how to respond to such an amazing gift given in Christmas! Joseph responded to the birth of Jesus even though at first he questioned the pregnancy!   He did what the angel of the Lord commanded him … took Mary to be his wife, and named his son,…

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