God With Us (an Advent reflection)

All this took place to fulfill what the LORD had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:22-23 Jesus is the centerpiece of all human existence. His advent, His arrival  is the highest point of human …

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Immanuel Is Born | Day 23

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21 ESV) Though Matthew for us is separated by only a page turn from Malachi, the events of Matthew occurred 400 years after Malachi’s death. During that time, the empire of Alexander the …

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The Promise of Immanuel | Day 15

Therefore the LORD himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 ESV) Being called by God to the Kingdom of Judah, Isaiah’s ministry began about 350 years after the death of David, and he had a roughly 55-year stint as …

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