Archive for December, 2017

Further Thoughts on Bible Reading

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Here are some further benefits, pointers and considerations to ponder as you read through the Bible.

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9 Reasons You Need to Read the Word of God Every Day

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Though not an exhaustive list, this study challenges us to read the Bible every day because we need to read it every day. Here are nine outstanding reasons for every believer to be reading God’s Word every day. Further, be encouraged to read through the entire Bible each year by means of the three benefits we receive by reading through the Bible every year.

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The First Christmas – The ONE Verse that Records Jesus’ Birth (Luke 2:6-20)

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

How many Bible verses did God use to record the actual birth of the Savior? One. One verse. All other “Christmas passages” – the angel appearing to Mary, the angel appearing to Joseph, the edict of Caesar, the trip to Bethlehem, the shepherds, the wise men, the flight to Egypt, etc. – occur days, weeks, months, years or longer before or after the actual birth of Jesus. What is this unique passage, and how should that impact our Christmas practices and focus?

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On the Giving of Gifts at Christmas: Is There a Basis for Doing So?

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Have you ever thought about this question: Why DO we give gifts at Christmas? Many try to offer reasons from Scripture, but have you thought about the truthfulness of those reasons? Some say that we give gifts to one another because the wise men gave gifts to Jesus. Others offer the argument that we do so because God gave His gift – Jesus – to us. Some figure that we are giving to one another to fill needs that we might have. Others believe we somehow are earning eternal rewards when we load our loved ones up with gifts. Some may even think that it encourages people to love God when we bury others with Christmas gifts. What would be the Biblical validity of these reasons? We’ll look at each in this study.

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