Daily Devotionals

Thursday December 30

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2 We have been...

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Wednesday December 29

After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. Luke 2:17 I will never forget either of the days that my nephew and niece were born. As their due dates approached, I was glued to my phone, waiting to receive a text or a call...

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Tuesday December 28

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born.  She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. Luke 2:6-7 Nothing says, “I’ve been expecting you,&rdquo...

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Monday December 27

Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. Luke 1:38 I do not particularly like getting interrupted. Do you? Often interruptions make us feel distracted and cause us to step away from the task we...

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In or Out Week 4 Saturday

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” Luke 2:13-14 If you could have one thing in this life, what would you wish for?...

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In or Out Week 4 Friday

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 It is Christmas Eve! It is a time of eager anticipation. As a kid, I remember barely sleeping on...

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In or Out Week 4 Thursday

“The Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,” he said. “He will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised from the dead.” Luke 9:22 Pastor and author Andy Stanley once...

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In or Out Week 4 Wednesday

He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. 1 Peter 2:22 Most people value integrity. It is important to most of us to live a life where what we say and what we do align. In other words, most of us want to be people whose talk matches our walk. The question I have today is, where does this...

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In or Out Week 4 Tuesday

Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly. Mark 8:25 When Jesus asked the question to His disciples, “But who do you say I am?” in Mark 8:29, Peter quickly spoke up. His...

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In or Out Week 4 Monday

Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other...

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