The Christmas Star

Some of us were excited to see what is dubbed “the Christmas Star.” Jupiter and Saturn moved close together to appear as one ‘star.’ The ancients called the planets wandering stars because of the observable movement they made in the skies. But did you miss the significance of the timing? I’m not talking about it …

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A Child is Born, a Son is Given

Here’s something that has occupied the spare processing cycles in my brain when the screen saver is active. In other words, there is something that I have been considering deeply. For unto us a child is born,unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be …

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The First Coming of the Lord

When they drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you. As soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and …

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Let’s go Now

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”So they came hurrying and found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby lying in a manger. When they had seen Him, they …

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Let There be Peace on Earth

Suddenly there was with the angel a company of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men.”Luke 2:13–14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Part of our Christmas tradition is visiting Disney World. We were able …

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A Child is Born

And in the same area there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And then an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very afraid.Luke 2:8–9 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) …

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God’s Bread

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the entire inhabited earth should be taxed. This taxation was first made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to his own city to be taxed.So Joseph also departed from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to the City of David which …

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The Virgin Birth

And Joseph, when he woke up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and he took his wife and did not have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.Matthew 1:24–25 — The Lexham English Bible (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012) God …

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Christmas, Behold the Lord’s Female Slave

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin legally promised in marriage to a man named Joseph of the house of David. And the name of the virgin was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The …

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