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17. The Manger Bed

I love the story of Jesus being laid in a manger, which would be some kind of barn, where  there were animals.  A very interesting setting bordering on quirky for a baby nursery.  But could it be much more?  Perhaps … Continue reading

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16. The Journey

Bethlehem was just a small town, about  five miles south of the city of Jerusalem.  It was King David’s birthplace.  Mary and Joseph lived about 80 miles north in Nazareth in Galilee. An Israeli Ruler is forecasted to come from … Continue reading

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15. Call His Name Jesus!

God’s messenger told Mary, “Call His name Jesus.” And later the angel told Joseph about Mary’s baby in Matthew 1:21 “… call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Jesus is His earthly name, and it … Continue reading

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14. The Monarch’s Many Titles

Monarchs wear many offices and titles, along with the designated responsibilities.  When Queen Elizbeth II of England ascended to the throne, her title was “Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the … Continue reading

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13. King of Kings!

Luke 1: 31…call His name JESUS. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of … Continue reading

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12. Holy Spirit Empowered

The Holy Spirit of God is the life giver and active ingredient in bringing Jesus to the earth.  To all of our friends in Luke 1, he came and filled them—Zacharias, Elizabeth, Baby John, and Mary—to bless them to receive … Continue reading

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11. Mary & Joseph Unite

Mary stayed with Elizabeth, until baby John was born, watching all the process, and learning from her mentor. Elizabeth told her, “Keep your mind set on God.  Keep worshipping and loving Him, no matter your surroundings or happenings.” Mary nodded, … Continue reading

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10. Visited, Saved, Delivered!

There was great rejoicing in the old priest’s home, when the promised son was born to the former childless couple. They joyfully announced that his name was John, when the baby was eight days old.  It was then that Zacharias, … Continue reading

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9. Mary Worships Her Savior

The women were rehearsing the recent Heavenly visits and God’s plan to bring a Savior to the world through Mary.  “The angel said,  With God nothing shall be impossible!” the younger woman declared, “Yes, It is all about God and … Continue reading

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8. Mary & Elizabeth Expecting

Mary was uncomfortable, but very relieved to be in the wagon headed south.  She had tried to tell her parents about the holy visitation, but the Good News was greatly mistaken for the worst news ever.  Remembering what the angel … Continue reading

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