Our next character in the Christmas story is the shepherds. They were the first responders to the news that Jesus was born. They heard the angel proclaiming it and saw the heavenly host singing. But what was the reason the shepherds were chosen. Is it because they were the only ones our on a dark night or was it something deeper. Read more to find out. … More Shepherds – the first responders
The next character in our Christmas story is Mary. Mary was a young teenage girl who was engaged to Joseph. She was busily preparing for her wedding when her plans were disrupted. An angel came to her and told her remarkable things. But who was this young girl and why was she chosen to carry, birth and raise Jesus. Read on to find out more. … More Mary – a humble heart
The first character in our Christmas series is Jospeh. He was a man that was righteous but had to endure ridicule. He was obedient and loved Mary. But what was it about him that God saw and then entrusted him to be the earthly dad of Jesus. Read more to find out. … More Joseph – a man entrusted
Sometimes we look at circumstances surrounding our lives and think they can never be defeated. We look at the reputation of that circumstance and how others have succumbed to it. We can also look at ourselves and in the natural we look smaller than those big circumstances. But just like the Israelites defeated Ai, we can defeat those circumstances. But only when we get God involved. We are small in the world but mighty in God, exactly the opposite of Ai.
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There is a statement that is out there that most of the time we don’t believe. The statement is that God is not a God who takes from us but gives. That is true but we are only given what we are obedient to receive. If we take before we are given, there are consequences. Read more to find out. … More Given not taken