December 31: He Will Come Again

Dec 31

December 31: He Will Come Again

So also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28   Advent means “arrival or coming.” Some Christians refer to the Christmas season as Advent because it celebrates the arrival of Christ. Long...

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December 30: God Speaks in Dreams

Dec 30

December 30: God Speaks in Dreams

He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds. Job 33:15   Have you ever stopped to consider the number of times dreams were involved in the birth of Christ? According to the Bible, God used at least five dreams regarding the events of the birth of Christ: An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a...

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December 29: Life Is Full of Detours

Dec 29

December 29: Life Is Full of Detours

When Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. “Get up!” the angel said. “Take the child and his mother back to the land of Israel, because those who were trying to kill the child are dead.” So Joseph got up and returned to the land of Israel with Jesus and his mother. But when he learned that the new ruler of Judea was Herod’s son...

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December 28: Living by Faith

Dec 28

December 28: Living by Faith

It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise....

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December 27: Israel’s Most Wanted Fugitive Child

Dec 27

December 27: Israel’s Most Wanted Fugitive Child

After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” That night Joseph left for Egypt with the child and Mary, his mother, and they stayed there until Herod’s death....

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