Luke 2:1-20

Luke’s account focuses on just a few hours in a single night. His view is both political and global. Historical setting, 2:1-7 Caesar Augustus Quirinius Bethlehem, vs. 4-5 This location is the key to Jesus’ identity as the Son of David. He could not be born anywhere else, Micah 5:2. Humble beginning, vs. 6-7 This […]

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A Revolutionary Christmas Carol

An encounter between Mary and Elizabeth, vs. 39-45: The baby leaps in her womb, v. 41; Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit, v. 41. In response to this encounter, Mary breaks forth with the Gospel message before the Gospel message was proclaimed through Jesus. It is her song of triumph; 30 weeks before Bethlehem […]

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Luke 1 (Week Two)

Kingdom Principle: For nothing is impossible with God, 1:37 In our story today, we meet a young girl living in Nazareth. It was here, in an insignificant town, an angel appeared to an insignificant girl, to bring a message for the ages. A virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendent […]

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Luke 1

The greatest story begins, vs. 1-3. Author: Luke Date: Approximately 60AD Intended Audience: Luke was writing to those outside the Jewish world, those identified as “God-fearers,” Gentiles that were open to this message of hope. Enter into the story: Theophilus, ‘a lover of God,’ a Roman official, a seeker of truth. Setting: This was a […]

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Psalm 13

Have you ever felt that God seems far away? I hope you never do, but the fact is, if we haven’t, we probably will. There will be times when God seems to be far off, and the joy of feeling His presence will seem like a fading memory. When this happens, we have the opportunity […]

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Psalm 55

In dealing with daily distractions, the first two lessons of this series are crucial to successfully implementing today’s lesson: Getting your day off to a great start, Giving God control and making Him your ultimate Partner. In Psalm 55 David talks about the distractions he faced: Destructive mental attitude, vs. 2, 4-5 Determined enemies, vs. […]

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Taking God as Our Partner

The goal of this series is to learn to experience God 24 hours a day, every day. The first step we learned was to get our day off to a great start. Today, we’ll look at taking God as our partner. The good news is that God wants to be part of our life. Today, […]

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24 / 7 A Great Start To Your Day

The first hour of your day sets the tone for the entire day. How you spend that hour determines, more than anything else, how your day will end. Get up earlier than you have to. Jesus did this very thing, Mark 1:35. Proverbs gives us a warning, Proverbs 6:9; 20:13. Prepare your mind with the […]

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