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02/17/2019
The Gospel According to Jesus
Have you ever warned your kids not to hang out with the wrong crowd? The ones who cheated and did drugs, and didnt have good character? We Always tell our kids to choose their friends wisely. But did Jesus himself follow these rules when picking out his disciples and friends? Who did he hang out wit
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02/10/2019
Paradise Regained
Jesus had come to destroy the devil, to liberate people who were enslaved to Satan by sin, and rather than waging a secret war or launching some kind of sneak attack, Jesus took the fight directly to Satan.
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02/03/2019
Son of God, Son of Man
We are passing away and shall soon be gone. This is what it means to be a human being, and we need to face it. We are born. We live a short time during which we sin and then we die. From the very beginning, God had promised to send a Savior to a long and fallen line of sinners.
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01/27/2019
The Baptism of the Son
It is regularly tempting to think of the one who baptizes as more spiritual, than the one being baptized. We may even be tempted to think of the baptizer as being even greater in value because of his position. But Jesus turned this temptation upside down when He was baptized by John the Baptist.
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01/20/2019
Be Prepared
We hear of the importance of preparation everywhere. People need to prepare for all kinds of things, exams, interviews, visitors, children, marriage, deadlines, taxes and even death. Now God did not need to prepare the way for Jesus to bring salvation to the world, but he did.
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01/13/2019
The Boy Jesus
In the early 1970s the good people at the TOPS chewing gum company produced a series of baseball cards that featured boyhood photos of the stars. Each card featured a black and white photograph of some baseball all-star when he was a young boy. And then in the corner there was a contemporary picture
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01/06/2019
Nunc Dimittus
There is no salvation without the cross and the empty tomb. And yet what Simeon said is really true when he saw baby Jesus, saying, I have seen salvation. Ive really seen the whole thingbecause seeing Jesus is all that anyone needs to be saved.
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12/30/2018
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Angels came with a message of joyful praise; they revealed the identity of the newborn baby Jesus to the shepherds. The shepherds took the angels by their word and went to see Jesus. The result was worship and sharing the good news of the coming of the Savior of the world.
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12/23/2018
Away in a Manger
One of the great mysteries of the universe is the fact that when God the Son became a man he spent his first night in a barn. Now why was Jesus born like this? What does the crude and unwelcome poverty of his birth tell us about the way of salvation?
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12/16/2018
Benedictus
After long months of pregnancy, and hard hours of labor, old Elizabeth had her baby, and the whole town came over to celebrate. In a small village, any birth is a public event, but under these circumstances it is especially so. This child was to proclaim the coming of the Messiah and bring about the
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12/09/2018
Magnificat
John the Baptist and Jesus Christ met while their mothers were still carrying them in their wombs. Elizabeth acknowledged the young One in Marys womb as Lord, and John leapt in excitement. It was an incredible encounter, a meeting of the two covenants, Old and New.
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12/02/2018
The Annunciation
An angel visits a young girl, telling her that she would conceive and bear a son. His name was to be God saves, and He was to be son of the Most High. He would be given the throne of David, His father.
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11/25/2018
Getting Ready for Jesus
As the early Christians looked back at Jesus ministry, they recognized what God had done through Him. They also realized that Gods work had actually been started through John the Baptist. John was the forerunner, the herald, sent ahead to announce the coming of Christ.
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11/18/2018
Knowing for Sure
Doubt. Little by little it gnaws away at the soul. Now to be sure, there are times when Christianity seems to make all the sense in the worldwhen the mysteries of the faith appear so certain that it would be foolish even to call them into question, and yet there are also times when we have our doubt
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