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Friday, December 19, 2014

Born to Die

That first Christmas, earth was oblivious to the significance of a simple birth in a quiet town. But heaven wasn’t. The holy angels waited in anticipation to break forth in praise and worship and adoration at the birth of the newborn Christ. This Child’s birth meant deliverance for mankind. The angel told Joseph: “He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Fullness of God in Helpless Babe

The world’s Christmas celebration is bound up in a disturbing incongruity. On the one hand, people go to great lengths to support and sustain the legend of Santa Claus, using his mystical benevolence to leverage good behavior from their children. On the other hand, they systematically minimize the Person and work of Christ—the holiday’s rightful celebrity—to the point that the Lord is nothing more than a plastic infant, frozen for all time in the familiar nativity scene. They exchange the singular Christ for a cheap hoax.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

God in a Manger

Many people gladly celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas, only to ignore, shun, and reject Him the rest of the year. They don’t mind celebrating the birth of a baby, but they don’t want to hear about the Lord of lords.

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    Drawing Near

    Christ's New Name

    "How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at first s...

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    Strength for Today

    Christ's New Name

    “God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every...

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    Daily Bible

    December 19

    Reading for Today: Micah 1:1–3:12 Psalm 144:9-15 Proverbs 30:10 Revelatio...

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    Daily Readings

    December 19 - Parable of the Hidden Treasure

    “‘The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, whic...