Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph, Part V – The Rest of the Story

Luke 2:21-24 (CEB)  Jesus’ circumcision, naming, and temple presentation 21 When eight days had passed, Jesus’ parents circumcised him and gave him the name Jesus. This was the name given to him by the angel before he was conceived. 22 When the time came for their ritual cleansing, in accordance with the Law from Moses, they brought…

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Faithful-Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph – Part III Raising A Child Not Your Own

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (CEB) 16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Don’t suppress the Spirit. 20 Don’t brush off Spirit-inspired messages, 21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil. 23 Now, may the God of peace himself…

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Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph – Part II – Whose Child Is This?

Matthew 1:18-24 Birth of Jesus 18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement…

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Faithful-Christmas Through the Eyes of Jesus Part I – Joseph, the Carpenter

Matthew 13:54-56 (CEB) 54 When he came to his hometown, he taught the people in their synagogue. They were surprised and said, “Where did he get this wisdom? Where did he get the power to work miracles? 55 Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother named Mary? Aren’t James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas his brothers? 56 And…

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Oct. 1: Submitted and Committed

Philippians 2:1-13 (CEB)  Imitate Christ 2 Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort in love, any sharing in the Spirit, any sympathy, 2 complete my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, being united, and agreeing with each other. 3 Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others…

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September 17 – Healer

Romans 14:7-12 (CEB) 7 We don’t live for ourselves and we don’t die for ourselves. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to God. 9 This is why Christ died and lived: so that he might be Lord of…

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