Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 31 – Approaching God With Humility

Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66 Some people are very demanding. Have you noticed that? Usually it’s “other” people that are so demanding. We notice “them” when we are out shopping, or working at our jobs. Their desires seem to … Continue reading

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December 30 – The Mission

I realized that I hadn’t posted this yesterday. We began the day with internet problems and then had another interruption in the normal day. Picture at the bottom of the page. Luke 4:31-44; Ezekiel 46-47; Isaiah 65 Actors often have … Continue reading

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December 29 – Jubilee!

Luke 4:1-30; Ezekiel 44-45; Isaiah 64 Jesus probably wouldn’t have been a very popular preacher in today’s world. He wouldn’t have been able to get a television ministry. He wouldn’t last long on radio. He might have been able to … Continue reading

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December 28 – Fresh Start

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 John’s ministry had a simple goal: prepare the way for the Lord, the Messiah, to come. He called people to repentance. He called them to turn away from their sins. He called people to … Continue reading

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December 27 – Hope

Luke 3:1-20; Ezekiel 40-41; Isaiah 62 Hope. The lack of hope brings sickness and death. Hope brings life. Hope restores our spirit and our soul. Israel, in the time of the exile, did not have hope. It fell to Isaiah … Continue reading

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December 26 – Vulnerable

Luke 2:21-52; Ezekiel 38-39; Isaiah 61 One of the most difficult concepts to believe about the Christian faith is that God became man and came down to earth. Oh sure, many of the other religions had their gods show up … Continue reading

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The War Set Before Us: A Christmas Special

In a few short days the weapons of warfare will be packed away. Lawns and rooftops will be emptied of all those decorations and lovingly packed away, preparing for next year’s battle. But for now, there’s an eleven month truce … Continue reading

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December 25 – Changing the World

Luke 2:1-20; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 60 “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) And so, in … Continue reading

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December 24 – Living in Forgiveness

Luke 1:57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59 There will be many worship services today and tomorrow to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Everyone enjoys the birth of a baby. In the midst of the joy we must remember that Jesus came … Continue reading

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December 23 – When Angels Speak

Luke 1:26-56; Ezekiel 34; Isaiah 58 Somehow we have this picture of angels as wandering around in halos and white bathrobes with sweet smiles on their faces. They flit from cloud to cloud, playing their harps and everything is sweetness … Continue reading

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