Archive for December, 2013

The Miracle Baby, John

December 21, 2013

God’s miracle preformed in Zachariahs and Elizabeth’s baby, John. A child conceived in old age but chosen to go before The Lord to prepare his way. We see John in later scripture doing that as he preached and Jesus came to him to be baptized.
Can God preform miracles today? He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Luke 1:76
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest:
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Zachariahs, Lesson in Prayer

December 20, 2013

Zachariahs had prayed for many years that his wife would have a child. Now in their old age all hope was gone. Then the angel of The Lord came to him and he did not believe that it would be possible in his old age.
How many times in our lives do we pray and then when the answer comes we are surprised that our prayer was answered. A great lesson here. God’s timing is always best and we must wait on The Lord for His timing.
Luke 1:13
But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias:for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

Elizabeth, a mother in old age

December 19, 2013

Elizabeth was well beyond child bearing age but God gave her a child in answer to many years of sadness and grief because she was barren. He used miracle baby to be the forerunner of Jesus.
Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Mary, Humble and Pure

December 18, 2013

Mary was humble, pure and willing to do what God asked of her. She was young woman with the same emotions and feelings that we all have and God chose her, blessed her and honored her. She still knew she needed a Savior. Her conversation with Elizabeth in Luke gives us great insight into who Mary was and what she believed. A good passage of scripture to study at this time of year.
Luke 1:47
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Mary, Fear to Faith

December 17, 2013

Mary was afraid when she first saw the angel but she listen to his message and then had faith to believe what he told her. Her fear turned to faith in what she though was impossible because she had never been with a man.
Luke 1:35
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Joseph a Lesson in Obedience

December 16, 2013

Joseph listened to the angel and then obeyed even though he knew that there would be consequences for taking Mary to be his wife. We sometimes forget that the Biblical people were just men and had the same feelings and temptations we have in our lives. Joseph is a good example for us to follow.
Matthew 1:20
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife:for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

Joseph, God’s Perfect Choice

December 15, 2013

Do you ever think of Joseph when reading the Christmas story? What a kind man. Even before the angel came to visit him he had compassion on Mary. God’s perfect choice for a husband for her. This verse is the KJV and they had not yet been together as husband and wife but were in the engagement period as was the custom at that time.
Matthew 1:19
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

The Christmas Story

December 14, 2013

Everyday from now until Christmas, we will put one verse about the birth of Jesus.
Matthew 1:18
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

December 13, 2013

Instead of giving gifts at the office or any other traditional gift giving group take up a collection and give it to a needy family.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity:for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Have fellowship

December 12, 2013

It is not how much a gift costs that is important, the most wonderful gift is getting together with loved ones and friends and enjoying the fellowship.
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.