Messiah as a servant - A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 8 – Messiah as a servant. The prophet Isaiah gives us 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. In our world today, this is exactly what is needed, and it is exactly how Jesus lived. This beautiful Hebrew prose from the prophecy of Isaiah, woven in with the teachings of Jesus, says it very well. Isaiah 42:1-4 “This is My Servant; I strengthen Him, this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him. I have put My Spirit on Him; He will bring justice to the nations. He will not cry out or shout or make […]
Isaiah Bible prophecy - A Christmas Story Devotional
Day 7 – A child is prophesied. 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 copied 2000 years ago, was found near the Dead Sea. Many of the prophecies about the baby to be born come from Isaiah. The book of Isaiah has 66 chapters, just like the Bible has 66 books. The first 39 chapters, which are the same number of books as the Old Testament, tell of a need for a Savior. The second 27 chapters, the same number of books as the New Testament, tell […]
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 cannot say the same about most other things. But it was not a common practice in Jesus’ time to speak in parables. The disciples began to ask Jesus why he was spoke in such a way. In fact, they often questioned Jesus about why he did certain things, especially things that seemed contrary to the current thinking or way of life. Why did Jesus do what he did and say what he said? The only explanation is that He must have known something that we did not.  Something we could not see. […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.