Our prayer is that through this devotional, God would speak to the readers by His Holy Spirit and unite our community. Reading and writing these has been a fruitful and beautiful tradition in years past that we are excited to rekindle the tradition this year. As we pray and focus on the Lord, may we celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has come into the world.
- Jon Paul, Senior Pastor
And I will appoint him to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth. - Psalm 89:27
“You are my son. Today I have begotten you.” - Psalm 2:7
“I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. - Numbers 24:17a
This passage reminds me of God’s wrath against sin, as we see in the Passover and the acts of God’s judgment preceding it. I stood under the shadow of death and judgment, but God’s wrath passed over me, and fell upon Jesus, and I am saved.
The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” - Genesis 12:1-3
By Joy Fauntroy
Though I’ve been a Christian for many years, Satan still strikes my heel. Sometimes I lose my temper, harbor offenses, look down on my neighbor, or set a poor example for my children. Sometimes I grumble, fail to use my time wisely, or choose to seek others’ praise before God’s.