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Thursday, December 25, 2014



Luke 2:15-20

15 When this great army of angels had returned again to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Come on! Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this wonderful thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”...

16-19 They ran to the village and found their way to Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. The shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story expressed astonishment, but Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart and often thought about them...

20 Then the shepherds went back again to their fields and flocks, praising God for the visit of the angels, and because they had seen the child, just as the angel had told them...



  
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    Merry Christmas!
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    Merry Christmas!

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nativity...

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Luke 2: 8-15...

8-10 That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep...

Suddenly an angel appeared among them, and the landscape shone bright with the glory of the Lord. They were badly frightened, but the angel reassured them.
“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone!
11,12 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in Bethlehem! How will you recognize him? You will find a baby wrapped in a blanket, lying in a manger!”...

13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God:

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,” they sang,[d] “and peace on earth for all those pleasing him.”

15 When this great army of angels had returned again to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Come on! Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this wonderful thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”...

  
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GHOSTFLAMES 12/25/2014 4:57AM

    AMEN

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no room in the Inn...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Luke 2:1-6 Living Bible (TLB)

1,2 About this time (when John the Baptist was born), Caesar Augustus, the Roman emperor, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the nation. (This census was taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.)

3-5 Everyone was required to return to his ancestral home for this registration. And because Joseph was a member of the royal line, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, King David’s ancient home—journeying there from the Galilean village of Nazareth. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was obviously pregnant by this time...

6,7 And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born; and she gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the village inn...

Is there room in our hearts for this Babe, this Saviour of the whole world?

  
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GHOSTFLAMES 12/24/2014 4:46AM

    YES THERE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1HEISTHEANSWER 12/23/2014 2:59PM

    Amen! Yes! I can't imagine life without Jesus.

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CHERYLHURT 12/23/2014 9:17AM

  Yes!

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Joseph named him "Jesus"

Monday, December 22, 2014

Matthew 1:18-25
18, 19 These are the facts concerning the birth of Jesus Christ: His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph, her fiancé, being a man of stern principle,* decided to break the engagement but to do it quietly, as he didn’t want to publicly disgrace her.

20-22 As he lay awake considering this, he fell into a dream, and saw an angel standing beside him. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “don’t hesitate to take Mary as your wife! For the child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a Son, and you shall name him Jesus (meaning ‘Savior’), for he will save his people from their sins. This will fulfill God’s message through his prophets—

23 ‘Listen! The virgin shall conceive a child! She shall give birth to a Son, and he shall be called “Emmanuel” (meaning “God is with us”).’”

24,25 When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel commanded and brought Mary home to be his wife, but she remained a virgin until her Son was born; and Joseph named him “Jesus.”...

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1HEISTHEANSWER 12/23/2014 3:00PM

    I never tire of hearing this wonderful story.Thank you! emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/23/2014 5:48AM

    I love the Christmas story. I told it to the children in Sunday School this week. We all need to hear it.
So sad when kids don't know this story.
We talked about the fact that Bethleham was a lot like Hillsboro today-small with few hotels.

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/23/2014 5:22AM

    AMEN MERRY CHRISTMAS

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MILPAM3 12/22/2014 10:17AM

  And Joseph was obedient to the Lord. We are not asked to do any less.

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JAROL7 12/22/2014 8:40AM

    Merry Christmas.

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68ANNE 12/22/2014 8:11AM

    Very powerful

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and His name...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Luke 1:26-38...the annunciation...

26,27 The following month(the sixth month) God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin, Mary, engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David.

28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Congratulations, favored lady! The Lord is with you!”

29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.

30-33 “Don’t be frightened, Mary,” the angel told her, “for God has decided to wonderfully bless you! Very soon now, you will become pregnant and have a baby boy, and you are to name him ‘Jesus.’ He shall be very great and shall be called the Son of God. And the Lord God shall give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he shall reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom shall never end!”

34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can I have a baby? I am a virgin.”

35-37 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of God shall overshadow you; so the baby born to you will be utterly holy—the Son of God. Furthermore, six months ago your Aunt Elizabeth—‘the barren one,’ they called her—became pregnant in her old age! For every promise from God shall surely come true.”

38 Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to do whatever he wants. May everything you said come true.” And then the angel disappeared. (Living Bible)

  
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1HEISTHEANSWER 12/23/2014 3:01PM

    I think it awesome that Mary was willing for this to happen just as the angel had told her.

Thank you for sharing.

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JSTETSER 12/22/2014 5:52AM

    Amen!
I love reading the Living Bible!
You enriched my morning with goodness.
Thank you!
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TRYINGHARD54 12/21/2014 8:27AM

    im glad that story was true. :-)

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