Tag Archives: Christmas

December 25 – What Can I Say?

Luke 2:1-20; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 60 This may sound a little crazy, but Christmas is hard on preachers. Most preachers like to be original, a little bit creative even, in their sermons. Meanwhile, people want to hear about the birth … Continue reading

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December 19 – Solving the Mystery Through Christ

Colossians 1:24-2:19; Ezekiel 27-28; Isaiah 54 Every year around Christmas, one of those “ya gotta see this movie!” movies comes out. It’s the one that people have been waiting all year, or longer, to see. We had another one of … Continue reading

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December 18 – Defeating the Dark Kingdom

This is yesterday’s devotional. Today’s will be up later. Colossians 1:1-23; Ezekiel 25-26; Isaiah 53 When a popular gaming company introduced a new gaming system, my daughter had to have it. She tried to order it online to get it … Continue reading

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December 16 – Trash or Treasure?

Philippians 3; Ezekiel 23; Isaiah 51 It’s that time of year where if you haven’t seen any version of “A Christmas Carol,” you just might not be watching TV. According to a meme that’s making the rounds this year, A … Continue reading

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December 14 – Humility, Servanthood, Obedience – Taking Christ Out of Christmas

Philippians 2:1-11; Ezekiel 20; Isaiah 49 In 1965, the world was treated to a short TV movie that has now become a classic. It’s still beloved by young and old. Lines from the movies are quoted as people get ready … Continue reading

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January 21 – Thinking About Money

Luke 16; Genesis 27:46-28:22; Psalm 21 When it comes to building or repairing things, I am the last person to call for help. The Christmas before I got married, my family gave me a set of screwdrivers because they knew … Continue reading

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December 25 – The Message of Christmas

Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14 Christmas Day has rolled around again. It’s easy to get caught up in the shopping, traveling, cooking and baking, and all the peripherals of things we do at Christmas time that we … Continue reading

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December 21 – Reconciliation

Psalm 113; Genesis 25:19-28; Colossians 1:15-20 Hollywood seems to enjoy those movies where people switch bodies. A kid playing an adult, an adult playing a kid, or one gender playing another all become plot devices that can be used for … Continue reading

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December 20 – The Look

Psalm 80:1-7; Isaiah 66:7-11; Luke 13:31-35 It is a staple scene in many movies. The main character needs to make a statement: a speech for political reasons; a summation for a jury; a presentation in class. They are nervous and … Continue reading

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December 12 – Praise Him!

Isaiah 12:2-6; Amos 8:4-12; 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 One of the greatest things about Christmas is the music. Whether it’s people singing, or humming, songs about the birth of Jesus or a church musical, songs of praise ring through the air. … Continue reading

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