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Blessed be the cheerful giver (Philippians 4: 14-20)

Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again.… Continue reading Blessed be the cheerful giver (Philippians 4: 14-20)

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The Secret of Contentment (Philippians 4:10-13)

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to… Continue reading The Secret of Contentment (Philippians 4:10-13)

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Rejoice in the Lord always (Philippians 4: 4-9)

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses… Continue reading Rejoice in the Lord always (Philippians 4: 4-9)

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My joy and crown (Philippians 4:1-3)

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. 2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the… Continue reading My joy and crown (Philippians 4:1-3)

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Happy New Year! Keep learning and keep growing (Luke 2:39-52)

And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the… Continue reading Happy New Year! Keep learning and keep growing (Luke 2:39-52)

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Turning sorrow into strength (Luke 2:36-38)

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.  She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and… Continue reading Turning sorrow into strength (Luke 2:36-38)

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“In Christ alone, my hope is found” (Luke 2:25-35)

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's… Continue reading “In Christ alone, my hope is found” (Luke 2:25-35)

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Why the family of carpenter? (Luke 2:21-27)

21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.2 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord… Continue reading Why the family of carpenter? (Luke 2:21-27)

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After the Herald Angels sing (Luke 2:15-20)

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17… Continue reading After the Herald Angels sing (Luke 2:15-20)

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Good news of great joy (Luke 2:8-14)

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for… Continue reading Good news of great joy (Luke 2:8-14)