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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 16 – John the Baptist is born

“For I am about to do something new.  See, I have already begun!  Do you not see it?  I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 John the Baptist had … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 15 – Mary visits Elizabeth

“For My name will be great among the nations, from the rising of the sun to its setting. Incense and pure offerings will be presented in My name in every place because My name will be great among the nations,” … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 13 – an angel visits Zecharia

Four hundred years of silence from God span the time between the Old Testament writings and the New Testament.  No more prophets, no more prophecy.  What did it feel like?  Were the people awaiting the Messiah or had they given up? … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 12 – expect a forerunner

The prophet Malachi gives us the last word we have from God before the 400 year period of silence.  Only 50,000 exiles had returned to Judah after their captivity in Babylon.  And with this last prophet, God closes out the … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Who was John the Baptist? (Matthew 11:2-15)

Jesus is recorded as saying, “the least in the kingdom of heaven will be greater than John the Baptist, who was the greatest person ever born of a woman.” That is quite a statement.  Jesus made some bold statements in his time, recorded in … Continue reading

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