Sins Of Our Ancestors

These are just two of the many sins of our ancestors for which we are still experiencing the effects today…

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Doubt The Doubter

This is what the king says: Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you. He will never be able to rescue you. Don’t let him fool you into trusting in the Lord by saying, The Lord will surely rescue us. (Isaiah 36:14-15) Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.…

Ambassadors

All of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are…

The Most Important Thing

Read: Job 8:1-11:20, 1 Corinthians 15:1-28, Psalm 38:1-22, Proverbs 21:28-29 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures…

How Far Will You Go

He wanted the nobles and all the other men to gaze on her beauty, for she was a very beautiful woman. But when they conveyed the king’s order to Queen Vashti, she refused to come. (Esther 1:11-12) Read: Esther 1:1 – 3:15, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Psalm 35:17-28, Proverbs 21:19-20 Relate: There’s this show that caught my eye for a while…

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Day 1 I can’t believe we are doing this. When the star first appeared nearly three weeks ago, everybody was in an uproar. Of course, there were many in the courts who tried to toady up to Emperor Ai but showing how it was a propitious sign for his reign. Jiao Guangqi knew better. He…

Silent Night

The stars seem especially bright tonight. These stars here in Bethlehem are the same stars I have seen a thousand times in my home of Nazareth. Mostly. Except for that one big bright one directly overhead. Where did that star come from? Will I ever get back to Nazareth? Doesn’t scripture say that this is where my boy is to be? Well, tomorrow He can be the Messiah. Tonight, he is just my precious baby.