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Peace for Whom?

Luke 2 has some of the most familiar and encouraging words of Christmas? I mean, in particular verse 11, which says, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” And how about verse 14? When the multitude of the heavenly host praise God saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace among those with whom [God] i...

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No Vacancy Signs in Bethlehem

In Luke 2:1, we’re told, “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” So you would think that if God so rules the world as to use an empire-wide census to bring Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, He could surely have seen to it that there was a room available in the inn. Yes, He certainly could have. And Jesus could ha...

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Turning the Hearts of Kings

Have you ever thought what an amazing thing it is that God ordained beforehand that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem? Because that’s exactly what Micah 5:2 says, “But you O Bethlehem… from you shall come forth for Me one who is to be ruler in Israel.” So that’s God’s promise 700 years before the birth of Christ. And yet, God turns the heart of a king t...

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Full of Grace and Truth

The Apostle John begins His gospel by telling us that the Word was in the beginning “and the Word was with God and the Word was God”. And that Word “became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son, full of grace and truth.” Now, Jesus is clearly the Word. But how exactly is He full of grace and truth?...

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Competition in the Kingdom of God

What does the bible have to say about competition in the Kingdom of God? In other words, should we be comparing and competing with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Should we concern ourselves with what the Lord has called them to in comparison to our calling?...

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Love or Obedience?

Which is more important, love or obedience? Is it more important to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength or to walk in obedience to His commandments? Which is the greater priority? Well, the bible both tells us that they’re one and the same....

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The Lord is Good

Paul commands us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “to rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything, to give thanks for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.” So here’s my question, what causes you to be less than thankful, even causes you to grumble and complain and be difficult to live with because you’re frustrated and irritated with everyone and everyth...

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The Lord is God

What robs you of your joy? What steals your peace? What causes you to be less than thankful, even causes you to grumble and complain and be difficult to live with because you’re discouraged and depressed and irritated with everyone and everything? In its essence, I think it’s having a wrong understanding of who’s running the show....

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Give Thanks in Everything

Paul commands us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “to rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything, to give thanks for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.” So here’s my question, how is that even possible? How can a person rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in everything?...

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