Bob on December 29th, 2013

Embracing The Gift – The Whole Enchilada! “All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace. In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.” – Isaiah 54:13-14 The […]

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Bob on December 27th, 2013

Embracing The Gift – 2 “To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again. Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet […]

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Bob on December 26th, 2013

Embracing The Gift! Part 1 “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are […]

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Bob on December 26th, 2013

Jesus – the discarded gift! “In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their […]

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Bob on December 24th, 2013

Why Christmas? Part 10 – The Gift Revealed “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the […]

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Bob on December 24th, 2013

Why Christmas? Part 9 – No more fear! “Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” – Isaiah 44:8 This Gift – The One True Gift […]

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Bob on December 22nd, 2013

Why Christmas? Part 8 “From” “This is what God the LORD says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:” – Isaiah 42:5 There is for me Great mystery […]

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Bob on December 20th, 2013

Why Christmas? – Part 7 – shaking the box! What is justice to God? “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in […]

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Bob on December 19th, 2013

Why Christmas? Part 6 – “The bow” “Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and […]

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Bob on December 16th, 2013

Why Christmas? Part 5 – The wrapping paper! “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 The most Powerful Being, The Force that shook the […]

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