29Dec 2017

“You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 The gifts have been unwrapped. The mess has been cleaned up. Perhaps visiting friends and family have returned home leaving your home quiet for the first time in a while. […]

28Dec 2017

“Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You may now dismiss Your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which You have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.” Luke 2:29-32 Simeon’s response to meeting Jesus in Luke 2:29-32 has […]

27Dec 2017

“Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You may now dismiss Your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation.” Luke 2:29-30 The Gospel of Luke tells us of an elderly man named Simeon, who spent his whole life in the season of advent – waiting on Christ’s arrival. You see, God had made a […]

26Dec 2017

“It has been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the LORD’S Messiah.” Luke 2:26 How many times have you heard the Christmas story? Many of us have probably heard it at least once a year for our entire lives. It is one of those biblical truths […]

25Dec 2017

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 At the end of each year we often look back at what the last 12 months has contained. Christmas becomes an opportunity for reflection. […]

22Dec 2017

“’…Peace to those on whom His favor rests.’” Luke 2:14 One of the greatest gifts that Christmas brings is the favor of God. There is another word that is more familiar to most of us than “favor.” That word is grace. At Christmas, we are given the two greatest gifts we could ever hope for – […]

21Dec 2017

“’This will be a sign to you: You will find the baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.’” Luke 2:12-14 […]

20Dec 2017

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:11 Luke 2:11 is the only place anywhere in the Bible where the three titles, “Savior,” “Messiah (Christ),” and “Lord,” are used together. Before Christ was born God used His earthly name, which is “Jesus.” He […]

19Dec 2017

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.” Luke 2:1 In Luke 2:10, an angel appeared to a lowly group of shepherds announcing that he brought good news of great joy for all people. A Savior had been born in Bethlehem! To truly understand just […]

18Dec 2017

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.’” Luke 2:10 “Merry Christmas!” This is the phrase most commonly used among believers to celebrate the birth of our Savior. However, if you notice, the word “Christmas” is not even mentioned by […]