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'Luke' Tagged Posts

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Startling

Startling Daily Devotion for Christmas | Tuesday, December 25, 2018 | Christmas Day And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. Luke 2:8-9 It was probably a quiet night. Not much excitement unless something startled the sheep. The biggest problem was likely to be…
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According To Plan?

According To Plan? Daily Devotion for Advent | Monday, December 24, 2018 | Christmas Eve And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 How distressed Joseph must have been! He could get no decent place for his wife to lie down, even though…
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Don’t You Know Me?

Don’t you Know Me? Daily Devotion for Advent | Sunday, December 23, 2018 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger … Luke 2:6-7 If you have children, do you remember the first time you were completely responsible for them, with no doctors or nurses or grandparents around? I remember walking up the steps to…
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An Ordinary World

An Ordinary World Daily Devotion for Advent | Saturday, December 22, 2018 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house…
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A Done Deal

A Done Deal Daily Devotion for Advent | Tuesday December 18, 2018 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David.” Luke 1:67-69 Take a close look at what Zechariah says to his newborn baby John. Speaking by the Holy Spirit, he says, “Blessed…
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They Meant Well

They Meant Well Daily Devotion for Advent | Monday December 17, 2018 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father, but his mother answered, “No; he shall be called John.” And they said…
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Facing The Music

Facing The Music Daily Devotion for Advent | Sunday, December 16, 2018 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. Luke 1:56 I’ve always been curious about Mary’s homecoming. That’s probably the point where she had to talk with her parents, and with Joseph, about her pregnancy. Would they believe her? What if they didn’t? At only three months along, Mary probably had a few more weeks before she began “showing,” but she didn’t have…
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A Home Away From Home

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME Daily Devotion for Advent | Saturday, December 15, 2018 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the…
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Impossibles

Impossibles Daily Devotion for Advent | Friday, December 14, 2018 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the Child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son …. For nothing will be impossible…
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The Right Person?

The Right Person? Daily Devotion for Advent | Thursday, December 13, 2018 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern…
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“He Looked On Me”

“He Looked on Me” Daily Devotion for Advent | Wednesday, December 12, 2018 After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, “Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.” Luke 1:24-25 Did you ever feel overlooked—like nobody saw you, or cared? That can be a miserable feeling. It’s hard to be the only one not invited to a…
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Missing The Obvious

Missing The Obvious Daily Devotion for Advent | Tuesday, December 11, 2018 And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that…
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