Did You Know: Jesus Came From Bethlehem, Egypt, and Nazareth

Did You Know: Jesus Came From Bethlehem, Egypt, and Nazareth

Lots of people wanted to know “Where is Jesus from?” Well, He lived in Bethlehem, Egypt, and then Nazareth. Have you ever met somebody new? When we meet somebody, you might get asked, “What’s your name?” or “Where are you from?” or “Where do you live?” When we want to...

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What to Give to the One who Made Everything?

What to Give to the One who Made Everything?

    So here is a twist on the usual question:  what do you get for that someone who *made* everything?  I confess to you, dear reader,  that the question comes a bit crassly off my fingertips.  But the truth is, here we are, at the inauguration of the Christmas...

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Nativity Devotion, November 24: The Flock

Nativity Devotion, November 24: The Flock

    Watching Your Flock Isn’t Always Glamorous  And in that region there were shepherds out in the field keeping watch over their flocks by night.  Luke 2:8  Good morning Prayer Team! Being a shepherd was certainly not a glamorous job.  It involved herding a large number of sheep to...

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The Commentator: Strangers in their own Holy Land

The Commentator: Strangers in their own Holy Land

The embattled Christian communities in Bethlehem and Nazareth, which even those with ambivalent attitudes towards Israel are deeply concerned about By Inna Lazareva For a few days this May, the little town of Bethlehem faced a publicity onslaught. Quiet alleyways and subdued streets became a bustle of activity. Seemingly every...

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