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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 17 – fulfillment of the prophecies

The anticipation builds in the story being told by Luke. Clearly many people were curious about what had happened and the fulfillment of the ancient prophecies.  A child was to come from the tribe of Judah, town of Bethlehem, through … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas story from Genesis to John: Day 10 – Salvation through His death

Harper Lee is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the famous book, To Kill a Mockingbird, written in the 1950’s. Recently another novel of hers was discovered and released, called Go Set a Watchman. As I was reading the book, I didn’t understand the title at first … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 9 – Jesus is fully human and fully God

This is the second servant song from Isaiah which gives us a glimpse of God’s purpose from the beginning to the end.  God’s message is salvation for all people, which is made possible through his servant, Jesus.  As Paul wrote in the first chapter … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 8 – Coming as a servant

The prophet Isaiah gives a vivid description of the coming Messiah as a servant – one with a gentle manner, who brings comfort and encouragement to the oppressed, and is a light to all. When you look at our world today, this is … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 7 – a child born is Christ the Lord

One-third of the Bible is prophecy, and it has not been wrong yet. 300 prophecies point to the Messiah’s first coming and 400 point to his second coming. In 1947, a scroll of the book of Isaiah (which had been … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Speaking in Parables (Matthew 13:10-17)

Not many things pass the test of time. Fads quickly come and go. Languages evolve. Styles change. But storytelling has always remained constant. Two thousand years ago Jesus told parables to the people, and those stories are still memorable and relevant today. Almost everyone has heard them in some form. We … Continue reading

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