It Is Finished | Day 29

When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30 ESV) Christmas means nothing without the cross. Indeed, it is a miracle that Jesus was born of a virgin, fulfilled the Old Testament prophesies, and healed the sick, yet without the …

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Week 5 | Introduction

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus …

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Are You the One? | Day 28

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” (Matthew 11:2-3 ESV) Herein lies one of the most tragic, but hopeful, accounts in all of Scripture. Sometime into …

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The Kingdom of Heaven | Day 27

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. (Matthew 4:23 ESV) After Jesus’ baptism, He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to fast and be tempted by the devil for forty days. Though the …

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The Beloved Son | Day 26

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” …

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The Messenger in the Wilderness | Day 25

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  (Matthew 3:1-2 ESV) Though the birth of Christ was miraculous, much of the world gave it no notice because it occurred in the small town of Bethlehem. But almost three decades later, things …

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Wise Men Worship the King | Day 24

And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11 ESV) Possibly more so than any other aspect of the story of Christ’s birth, the wise men are incredibly misunderstood. …

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