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The Christmas Season
Biblical Gift Giving
Dec 11, 2016
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Gift You Did Not Want or Asked For
Dec 18, 2016
How do you respond to a gift that you’ve been given that you don’t really like or want? Do you honor the giver?
Mary gave up control of her life. She honored God as the giver of good things.
The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Flesh and Bones Change Everything
Jan 1, 2017
“Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”