December, 2016 Archive

The Heart of Christmas – Devotional – Day 5

In the Fullness of Time But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. — Galatians 4:4–5 Jesus Christ, the antitype to which all the types and shadows of the Old Covenant […]

The Heart of Christmas – Devotional – Day 4

A Pagan Festival? Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. —Colossians 2:16–17 As we continue our […]

The Heart of Christmas – Devotional – Day 3

The Golden Key of Messianic Prophecies And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he [Jesus] explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. —Luke 24:27 Prophecy represents one of the most powerful proofs of the divine origins of the biblical text. The book of Daniel is a classic case in […]

The Heart of Christmas – Devotional – Day 2

Isaiah’s Prophecy All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.” —Matthew 1:22–23 Have you ever stopped for just a moment to ponder the majesty of the […]

The Heart of Christmas – Devotional – Day 1

The Long-Awaited Christ Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. —Luke 2:11 We begin our journey to the heart of Christmas by zeroing in on the word Christ. In a biblically illiterate culture, many mistakenly suppose that Christ represents the last name of Jesus. […]