Mary Said Yes!

Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” - Luke 1:38 When the angel, Gabriel appeared to a young virgin named, Mary, in the town of Nazareth and told her that she would have a Son, she found the news astonishing seeing that she had …

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We Are All Slaves

"We are all slaves," Todd declared and Marsha stared at him. "What do you mean by that?"  she wondered. "It's what my pastor said last week." "Where did he get that information from?" "The Bible, of course.  It's in chapter six of Romans, verses twenty to twenty-two.  We are either slaves of sin or slaves …

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The Word Became Flesh

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14, NIV God, the Son and the Word who was with the Father in the beginning became flesh.  He came …

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Dawn’s Story

I recently found out that my husband of 20 years has been having an affair with one of his students.  I found out when he told me on day that he had been fired from his teaching position at the university where he had taught for 23 years.   The girl, an African exchange student, was …

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Strayed/Open #writephoto

I walked into the house.  It was quiet.  It meant he hadn't come as yet.  The corridor stretched endlessly before me.  I wondered what to do while I waited for him.  Ahead was the door leading to the large and cozy living-room.  That's where he and I sat, curled up on the sofa, listening to …

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Recommit to God

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.  I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill.  Selah - Psalm 3:3, 4 When I was going through a tough time because I was pregnant and unmarried, the …

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Seeking the Lost

Don't live in a bubble, live for God by seeking the lost and pointing them to Jesus. When I saw this image it just struck me that Jesus didn't live in a bubble.  He ate with tax collectors and sinners (Matthew 9:11).  Many of them followed Him and Jesus was called their Friend (Mark 2:15; …

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Jesus’s Birth

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace - Isaiah 9:6 Jesus' birth didn't happen exactly as one would expect.  Matthew tells us how it came about.  Mary, Jesus' mother was a …

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Jesus’ Family Tree

Knowing where you come from is very important.  Nowadays, there are ways that you can find out about your ancestry.  In some cultures, including Jesus', genealogies are very important.   Matthew begins Jesus' genealogy with these words, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Why does Matthew …

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