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Worship Works Wonders

Worship Works Wonders

Christmas and gift giving. The two have always been associated with each other for good reason. The magi gave Jesus the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The shepherds gave Jesus the gift of their time and belief. Mary gave Jesus the gift of her womb. The offerings seem practical. The wise men’s treasures could

Pride is a blinder

Humility Shines

Most of the players in the Christmas drama inspire us with their faith. Mary, who had great courage. Joseph, who was obedient. The shepherds, who came quickly and worshipped willingly. The wise men, who traveled far and gave generously. Most of the characters in the Bethlehem drama behaved like heroes. But there was one who

Because of Bethlehem: God Has a Face

The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. — John 1:14 MSG The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christmas Sermons Video: God

God Guides the Wise

Editor’s note: It’s another Sit & Listen Saturday with Devotionals Daily. We hope you enjoy reading as well as listening to this version of today’s devotion from Max Lucado on our blog, excerpted from his book Because of Bethlehem. You can also listen on your Alexa device by prompting, “Alexa, ask Devotionals to read today’s

You’re Invited to Join Us for Because of Bethlethem

Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner. But, in this hard year in American life how do we truly enjoy Christmas and all its festivities? Maybe, like me, you ache not only in your own heartbreak, but also for so many hurting ones around you. Maybe you long for more of Jesus

God Is Still On His Throne: My Prediction for November 9th

We are really ready for this presidential election to be over. We’re ready for an end to the rancor and tackiness. Voters on both sides feel frustrated, even embarrassed by it all. There is a visceral fear, an angst about the result. What if so and so wins? When we wake up to November 9, post-election, when

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