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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December 26: Worship Christ

Dec 26

December 26: Worship Christ

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11   Jesus is Lord! Some people don’t believe it, but that doesn’t...

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December 25: Chosen to Worship

Dec 25

December 25: Chosen to Worship

Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!” After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east...

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December 24: Seeking Jesus

Dec 24

December 24: Seeking Jesus

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6   Herod met privately with a number of religious scholars. Herod was a Roman so he wasn’t familiar with the Jewish Scriptures and traditions: “He called a meeting of the leading priests and...

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December 23: Chosen to Investigate

Dec 23

December 23: Chosen to Investigate

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.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. He called a meeting of the leading...

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