Tag: Christmas

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.25.2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS! In case you missed it yesterday, listen to the real reason for the season, compliments of Charlie Brown! So maybe this year is different than last. It’s okay. The reason we pause to celebrate is still the same! Jesus was born and someday he will come back to take us home with him! …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.24.2020

1At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. 2(This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. 4And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.23.2020

18This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19Joseph, to whom she was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.22.2020

26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”29Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.21.2020

2The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. 6For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.18.2020

26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”29Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.17.2020

“Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm.” 10Later, the Lord sent this message to King Ahaz: 11“Ask the Lord your God for a sign of confirmation, Ahaz. Make it as difficult as you want—as high as heaven or as deep as the place of the dead.” 12But the king refused. “No,” he said, “I will not …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.16.2020

18Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.” Luke 1:18 10Then one of them said, “I will return to you about this time next year, and your wife, Sarah, will have a son!” Sarah was listening …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.15.2020

5When Herod was king of Judea, there was a Jewish priest named Zechariah. He was a member of the priestly order of Abijah, and his wife, Elizabeth, was also from the priestly line of Aaron. 6Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations. 7They had no children …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 12.14.2020

12Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 Last week, I shared scripture that declared darkness can never extinguish the light. Since then, the concept …