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Christmas Joy! Hebrews 1:144 (5-12) The Reflection of God’s Glory

HEBREWS 1:1-4 (5-12) 1Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he … Continue reading

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Christmas Joy! Isaiah 52:7-10 – Redeeming Love!

ISAIAH 52:7-10 7   How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” 8   Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices, together they sing … Continue reading

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Christmas at Dawn: Joy to the World!

ISAIAH 62:6-12 6   Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have posted sentinels; all day and all night they shall never be silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest, 7   and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes … Continue reading

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Luke 2:41-52 – Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor

Luke 2:41-52 41Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43When the festival was ended and they started to … Continue reading

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Psalm 148 – Unmerited Joy!

Psalm 148 1Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 2Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! 3Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! 4Praise him, you … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26 – The boy Samuel continued to grow…

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 18Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year, when she went up with her husband … Continue reading

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Advent – Luke 1:47-55 Mary’s Magnificent Response

LUKE 1:47-55 46b My soul magnifies the Lord, 47       and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48  for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49  for the Mighty … Continue reading

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Advent – John the Baptist – Praying with Art

Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath. As you sit, allow this image to grow on and within you. Imagine walking down to the … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in Miriam’s Dance

                    Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you. Where do you connect with this … Continue reading

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