Nativity Devotion, December 29: Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children

Nativity Devotion, December 29: Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children

Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according...

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Nativity Devotion, December 28: We Have to Take the Same Journey

Nativity Devotion, December 28: We Have to Take the Same Journey

Now when the magi had departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy Him.” ...

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Nativity Devotion, December 27: We are His Children

Nativity Devotion, December 27: We are His Children

But when the time had fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our...

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Nativity Devotion, December 26: He Understands Us

Nativity Devotion, December 26: He Understands Us

Therefore He had to be made like His brethren in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people.  For because He Himself has suffered and been tempted, He is able to...

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Nativity Devotion, December 25: Read the Story

Nativity Devotion, December 25: Read the Story

Merry Christmas Prayer Team!   With our journey to the manger now complete, take a moment today and read the whole story again.  Read it with someone else—your spouse, your parent, your child, your friend, your whole family.  Sit around the table, or in front of your Christmas tree, and...

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Nativity Devotion, December 24: And the Word Became Flesh

Nativity Devotion, December 24: And the Word Became Flesh

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory.  John 1:14   Good morning Prayer Team! For the past 40 days we have been studying the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and their accounts of the Nativity.  The Gospel of Mark makes no mention of...

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The Children’s Word: Knowing the Rules

The Children’s Word: Knowing the Rules

Knowing the rules Have you ever played a game with somebody who didn’t know the rules? You might just laugh when you play a game with a really little kid. But have you ever played a game with somebody who knows the rules…but doesn’t follow them? Maybe he cheats or...

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Nativity Devotion, December 23: The Meaning of the Word “Gratitude”

Nativity Devotion, December 23: The Meaning of the Word “Gratitude”

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.  Matthew 2:11-12   Good morning Prayer Team! In the Old Testament books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, one...

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Nativity Devotion, December 22: I Have No Gift to Bring!  Wait There is Exactly ONE Gift I CAN Bring!

Nativity Devotion, December 22: I Have No Gift to Bring! Wait There is Exactly ONE Gift I CAN Bring!

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11   Good morning Prayer Team! As we run around purchasing and wrapping and delivering gifts for other people this Christmas, we must ask ourselves seriously and soberly, “What gift am I offering to HIM this Christmas?”  As...

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Nativity Devotion, December 21: Meaningful Gifts

Nativity Devotion, December 21: Meaningful Gifts

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11   Good morning Prayer Team! The Magi did not come empty-handed to visit the Christ-child.  They brought Him treasures, gifts that they considered valuable, gifts that befit the “king” they were coming to visit.  They presumably brought...

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