The Ascension | Day 31

While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up to heaven. Luke 24:51 ESV Especially for the disciples, Jesus’ life on earth must have been quite a bumpy ride. At Jesus’ call to follow Him, each left his previous way of living to follow Jesus around the country side, hoping that He …

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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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Jesus’ Genealogy | Day 22

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1 ESV Even though genealogies can be quite boring, Matthew has a significant reason for beginning his Gospel with one. The listed genealogy intrinsically ties Jesus to the entirety of the Old Testament. As we have seen, God …

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Week 4 | Introduction

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1 ESV) 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) OPENING THOUGHT Millennia passed since the …

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One Last Promise | Day 21

Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:1 ESV Following the 70-year Exile, God stirred the heart …

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The Son of Man | Day 20

And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:14 ESV Also ministering during the 70 years of captivity, Daniel lived a significant …

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A New Heart | Day 19

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to …

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The Ruler From Bethlehem | Day 18

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler of old, from ancient days. Micah 5:2 ESV Living around the same time as Isaiah, Micah also served as a prophet to the Kingdom of Judah. …

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The Sacrificial King | Day 17

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 ESV For Isaiah, this must have been one of the most confusing messages that God ever gave to him. Beginning in 52:13, the LORD …

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Mighty God | Day 16

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV Isaiah 9 comes closely on the heals of Isaiah 7 for good reason, as this chapter …

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