Dec 28, 2016

Out Of Egypt

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Joseph’s second dream instructed him to flee with Mary and Jesus to Egypt.  This was not just inconvenience, it was, “Flee for your son’s life.”  Under persecution and terror, and for survival, the refugees set out.  Jesus here is reliving Israel’s story when His ancestors fled to Egypt to avoid the death of famine.  Later,

Dec 27, 2016

On Being Herod

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Every child knows that Herod is the great villain in the Christmas story.  They know it was not the truth when he said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him” (Mt 2:8).  Herod saw Christ as the

Dec 24, 2015

Saving King

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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Messiah the Lord.” (Luke 2:11).  Savior means one who rescues or delivers.  This One who rescues is the long promised Messiah, the hope of all nations.  He has come to rescue us from our captivity to sin and to

Dec 23, 2015

Son of David

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The Messiah came as a descendant of King David and His kingdom will not come to an end (Isa 9:7).  He would come as the Shoot from the stem of Jesse (Isa 11:1).  He would be born in David’s town of Bethlehem (Lu 2:4). This Son of David is the Lord of David.  He was

Dec 26, 2014

The Baby and Evil

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The child of the manger became a man who would deal with evil; this is why He cast out demons.  He drove them out by legions.  Demonic powers incited political and religious powers against Him. He spoke forgiveness from the cross to those manipulated by these powers.  He took the brunt of evil upon Himself

Dec 25, 2014

Evil Goes After The Baby

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Herod is the anti-Christ character in the story of Christ’s birth.  He embodies evil.  He pretends the desire to worship the child, so as to hide a plot to kill Him.  When he fails, he turns to kill all the boy babies of Bethlehem.  What kind of evil kills babies and innocent children?  Jesus not

Dec 24, 2014

Babies And Rescue

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“Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord”  Luke 2:11 (KJV).  Bethlehem!  City of David!  A Baby!  Descendent of David!  Promised Messiah!  More than once in the history of Israel God raised up a baby for His purposes.  There was Sarah’s baby, born of the

Dec 23, 2014

The Manger and Sheep Food

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Jesus’ cradle was a manger, a crude feeding trough for sheep.  In this manger sheep food was replaced with the body of Christ.  He would later speak of the necessity of His disciples eating this food (John 6:32-65), fulfilled both by the Lord’s Supper and the spiritual nature of eating and thriving on His words

Dec 22, 2014

Inside Mary’s Body

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Mary was an ovulating Jewish teenager. Inside her body was a special egg. This ovum was chosen of the Father to live out the humility of God.  By the Holy Spirit, the seed of God enters the ovum.  Once this union takes place, before the first division of the cell, “It” is not half-human nor

Dec 21, 2014

Mary’s Inconvenience

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It was very inconvenient for a pregnant Mary to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem to give birth in a stable, just because a politician wanted to count heads, so he could get more tax money, and he insisted on his subjects going to their native town for the count.  While she was there the Baby