The Story of the World in the Family of Jesus | Matthew 1:1-17

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron …

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Depart in Peace: The Song of Simeon | Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,   according to your word;    for my eyes have seen your salvation        that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,    a light for revelation to the Gentiles,        and for glory to your people Israel. Luke 2:29-32 ESV After being visited by the shepherds, Luke …

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Glory to God in the Highest: The Song of Heaven | Luke 2:14

Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased. Luke 2:14 ESV The story continues in chapter two of Luke's Gospel with the birth of Mary's son, Jesus. She journeyed with Joseph to Bethlehem for Caesar's census, and upon their arrival, they could find no place to stay …

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Blessed Be the Lord: The Song of Zechariah | Luke 1:67-79

And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,     "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,        for he has visited and redeemed his people    and has raised up a horn of salvation for us        in the house of his servant David,    as he spoke by the mouth of the prophets …

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Allow Me to Vent: How Not to Be a Grumbling Israelite

https://open.spotify.com/episode/02bQ2rFGf7j7tXZvJO8XQb?si=2j3SdsUYR-yZxan_oPdH_w Another Thanksgiving is in the books, placing us firmly in the midst of the holiday season. Although Christmas/Advent is my favorite time of year, I will likely receive your solemn nod of agreement when I say that these days never go as smoothly or joyfully as planned. Now we could point to a multitude …

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My Soul Magnifies the Lord: The Song of Mary | Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said,"My soul magnifies the Lord,    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.    For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;for he who is mighty has done great things for me,    and holy is his name.And his mercy is for …

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Preorder My Advent Devotional & Help Fund Our Adoption

October means that the season of Advent is just around the corner! As a way to fundraise for our adoption process from my wife's home country of Colombia, we are selling an Advent devotional written by me and designed by Tiff. If you would like to purchase one or more books, please fill out the …

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Prince of Peace | Isaiah 9:6

and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor,Mighty God,Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV For the Hebrews, peace encompassed more than just the absence of war and strife. Peace was the state of perfect existence, the world as it was meant to be. Peace is what we were made for, the nagging feeling in our …

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Everlasting Father | Isaiah 9:6

and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor,Mighty God,Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV The third title that is given here in Isaiah 9:6 for the Christ is a rather interesting one: Everlasting Father. With the full revelation of Scripture now before us, we know that our great God is triune, three persons yet one …

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Mighty God | Isaiah 9:6

and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor,Mighty God,Everlasting Father,Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV As we continue our Advent meditations upon the four names given to the Christ in Isaiah 9:6, we come to the second title: Mighty God. The Christ is not only Wisdom made flesh; He is also a king of might. This …

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