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Christ Overcomes Human Greatness

Christ Overcomes Human Greatness

Luke 2:13-25 Suggested further reading: Psalm 146 Sadly, the rich and powerful of this world often perceives Christ as irrelevant to be safely ignored, or as an annoyance to be tolerated, and, for some, even a threat to removed. Here we see that no sooner than Christ...

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What a Difference Faith Makes

What a Difference Faith Makes

Matthew 2:1-12 Suggested further reading: Hebrews 11:32-38 What large-hearted faith and commitment did these “wise men” show! The work required to prepare themselves to leave the comforts of home did not stop them. The weariness (traveling by camel) and dangers (from...

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Knowledge Misused

Luke 2:1-12 Suggested further reading: Matthew 11:20-30. Here we see that true servants of God may be in unexpected places — like these wise men. They are as little known to us as Melchizedek, Jethro or Job. But they are in the book of life and will be with Jesus at...

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The Example of a Godly Woman

The Example of a Godly Woman

Luke 2:36-39 Suggested further reading 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:6 We know little about Anna but what we do know is worthy of imitation. She was a godly woman. After being married for only seven years, she became and remained a widow for eighty-four years. You can imagine...

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And So It Proved – Then and Today

And So It Proved – Then and Today

Luke 2:33-35 Suggested further reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 What Simeon said of the results that follows when Jesus and His gospel came into the world deserves serious meditation. It is a prophecy that is still being fulfilled daily. Christ was to be “a sign spoken...

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Simeon Sees the Future Clearly

Simeon Sees the Future Clearly

Luke 2:25-35 Suggested further reading: Ephesians 2:11-22 Some Jewish believers, like Simeon, had a clear view of Christ’s person and work even before the gospel was preached! The scribes and the Pharisees of his day would have been better taught if they had listened...

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Simeon, a Man Prepared to Die Satisfied

Simeon, a Man Prepared to Die Satisfied

Luke 2:25-35 Suggested further reading: Philippians 1:19-26 Simeon reminds us that God has believers even in the worst of places and in the darkest of times. True faith was rare at the time of Christ’s birth, having been replaced by false doctrines and human...

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Our Exalted but Humble Lord Is Our Savior

Our Exalted but Humble Lord Is Our Savior

Luke 2:21-24 Suggested further reading: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Our Lord, as an infant, obeyed the Jewish law and was circumcised eight days after birth. This was His public testimony to Israel that He was a Jew and was committed to obeying the law. Without it He could...

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The Angels Can Teach Us

The Angels Can Teach Us

Luke 2:13-20 Suggest further reading: Revelation 5:6-14 Angels were the first to praise God when Christ was born—not men—angels who had never sinned, who needed no Savior, and did not require a Redeemer and His atoning blood. From their rejoicing we learn (1) what...

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