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Dec
25
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 25

December 25 Merry Christmas Today – rather than a devotional, we encourage you to read either or both of the Gospel Christmas accounts. Have a blessed day. Luke 1-2 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who […]

Dec
23
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 23

December 23 1 Timothy 1:15-17 15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in […]

Dec
22
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 22

December 22 John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life,and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness,and the darkness […]

Dec
21
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 21

December 21 Isaiah 9:1-7 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— 2 The people walking in darkness     have […]

Dec
20
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 20

December 20 Matthew 2:13-23 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.“Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got up, took the […]

Dec
19
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 19

December 19 Matthew 2:1-12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and […]

Dec
18
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 18

December 18 Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor     and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who […]

Dec
17
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 17

December 17 Luke 2:36-40 36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to […]

Dec
16
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 16

December 16 Luke 2:21-35 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. 22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as […]

Dec
15
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 15

December 15 Luke 2:8-20 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause […]

Dec
14
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 14

December 14 Luke 2:1-7 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, […]

Dec
13
2017

Journeying through the Christmas Story – Day 13

December 13 Jeremiah 33:14-18 14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. 15 “‘In those days and at that time     I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;     he will do what is just and right in the land. 16 In those days Judah will […]