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Fruit Inspectors
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/30/2010 9:59 PM
I was in a conversation recently with my sister-in-law and a friend and we were discussing false religions and people who twist the word of God to benefit themselves and lead people astray. In passing I made the statement that is why we are to be fruit inspectors. Their response was unanimous, they burst out laughing. I wasn't sure what they were laughing about but apparently it was the title "fruit inspectors".
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The Outwitted’s Rage
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/28/2010 10:03 AM
King Herod was a monster. He was a brutal, power-thirsty ruler. Out of fear that they might take away his kingdom, he had his wife and three sons killed. Out of his desire for greatness, he rebuilt Solomon’s temple. Out of his desire to be mourned, he ordered that at his death that a representative from every Israeli family be put to death so there would be wailing when he died.
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Christ Compels Update
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/28/2010 10:01 AM
Looking back over 2010, I’m just so grateful at what the LORD has done! I’m amazed that God has given me strength to serve you through raising three kids and working full-time. Know that I share with you what God has shown me as I travel through this life.
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A Treasure to Ponder
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/26/2010 11:09 PM
God’s Word does not record the many details between Joseph’s dream and this holy day in Bethlehem. I am looking forward to the heavenly version of the DVD to answer some questions. Did her parents support Mary, or were they ashamed? Was her labor quick and easy? What was Joseph’s reaction when they arrived in Bethlehem to find there was no room for them in the inn? Did he berate himself for not taking better care of his family?
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Today a Savior was Born!
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/26/2010 11:09 PM
Merry Christmas! O, precious friend, what a great day it is! Today we celebrate the greatest gift ever given – God’s Son born in the city of David. He was the Christ, the Messiah. The angels announced to the shepherds that a Savior was born to them and for us, too.
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Holy and Joyful Night!
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/24/2010 8:01 PM
Tonight is the night of Christmas Eve masses and services around the world. 2,000 years ago angels came from heaven’s realms to a field in Bethlehem. We do not know what time of day Christ was born. It is probably because the angels appeared to the shepherds at night that I have always thought the shepherds came to see Jesus after midnight on Christmas Eve, but before sunrise on Christmas Day.
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The Magi and the Star
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/23/2010 9:38 AM
Scholars tell us Magi were scientists, mathematicians, historians, and astrologers. They were the most powerful group of advisors in the Babylonian empire. As a teenager, Daniel was taken to Babylon when Jerusalem was conquered. He became an influential leader in the kingdom. Daniel wrote his prophecies about 500 years before Jesus was born. In Daniel 9:25-26,
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Resting In His Arms
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/22/2010 8:56 AM
It is interesting to me that as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, some of us find ourselves anything but peaceful. We are overwhelmed with all the “trappings” of Christmas and the demands on our time. Then we may become quite fretful and anxious trying to have the “perfect” holiday, racing to countless events, and tackling an unrealistic “to do” list.
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God’s News Reports
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/22/2010 8:56 AM
Jesus’ birth was the most important event since the creation of the world. Yet, the people thought the census was the biggest news of that time. Innkeepers and merchants were filling their money pouches with the travelers’ money. Most people did not know the Son of God had left heaven to become the Son of Man. The Bethlehem news team didn’t report His birth in the 6:00 news.
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Birth of a King
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 12/20/2010 8:58 AM
Joseph and Mary barely knew each other months ago. Now they were quickly learning about each other. The 90-mile journey through the hills and over the mountains aided that process - nothing like a road trip to get to know someone. I imagine Joseph was patient and gentle with Mary as she was full with child.
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