Monthly Archives: December 2017

Discard the Old/Embrace the New

Sunday, December 31               The year 2017 comes to an end tonight.  What’s interesting is that when we come to the end of  a year, there is a fairly universal pattern:  disappointment with last … Continue reading

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Travesty and Triumph

Saturday, December 30             Jesus’ death was a travesty of justice from beginning to end: three bogus trials” false witnesses,  no legitimate charge, and no evidence.  Ironically, after all this illegal activity, when the Jewish … Continue reading

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Self-imposed Humility

Friday, December 29                John 15:15.  “. . . everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”  This is a wide open opportunity to teach that Jesus became God.  … Continue reading

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Verily, Verily

Thursday, December 28 Most modern versions record Jesus as saying  “I tell you the truth” when addressing the crowds or in private with his disciples.  He used the phrase six times in that upper room the day before he was … Continue reading

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Signs of Grace

Wednesday, December 27                  In our men’s Bible study, we studied D.A. Carson’s analysis of Paul’s prayer in 2 Thes. 1:1-12.    He noted that Paul looked for signs of grace in the Christians … Continue reading

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A Less Than Ideal Christmas

Tuesday, December 26            A lot of people—including us—had a joyous Christmas with family, food and festivities.  But it wasn’t like that for millions of people.  I think of older folks that live in an assisted … Continue reading

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Babe and Redeemer

Monday, December 25               A high percentage of the world’s population will celebrate the birth of Jesus today.  I would not have been able to say that when I was a kid.  The gospel … Continue reading

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