Posts with the category “holidays”

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Thursday, December 2, 2021
December 2nd, 2021
            John’s Gospel presents a distinctly different look at Jesus than the other three gospel accounts. While Matthew and Luke begin with words about genealogy, Joseph, Mary and Jesus’ birth and...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
December 1st, 2021
Preparation is an important word in the Advent season.  It is part of our Christmas lexicon.  It seems almost like a command.  We are to prepare our minds, hearts and lives for the coming of Jesus.  T...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
November 30th, 2021
Christmas comes every year  And Christmas is new every year.  It arrives at precisely the same time—December 25th.  But Christmas is an old story.  There are hundreds of Old Testament prophecies about...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, November 29, 2021
November 29th, 2021
           We now find ourselves in the early days of the Advent season—a season of anticipation and waiting as we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus.  Advent also reminds us that He will come a...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, November 25, 2021
November 23rd, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving to you!  A long time ago, in 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation designating November 26 as a day for giving thanks.  The text of his proclamation is below, prov...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
November 23rd, 2021
           There is an old expression that says, “don’t just stand there, do something.”  And certain times demand action.  Certain occasions call for responses.  Thanksgiving is one of those occasion...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021
November 23rd, 2021
           Words possess power.  And words are one way that we communicate with one another.  God created language and gave us this gift as a way both to bless and serve Him.  We use words as we sing ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, November 22, 2021
November 22nd, 2021
         Grace is certainly a word commonly used among Christians.  We often define grace as “unmerited favor.’  We recognize that we have done nothing to gain this divine goodwill.  Our English word ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, November 18, 2021
November 18th, 2021
         David was one of the largest figures in the history of Israel.  He ranks near Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses.  He came to the throne as a shepherd after God had rejected Saul as Israel’s kin...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
November 17th, 2021
           Researchers suggest that the world has a population of about 7.9 billion people.  Projections say that the world’s population will likely reach ten billion by 2057.  Today’s median age on p...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
November 16th, 2021
Colossians is Paul’s New Testament letter to the Christians and churches in Colosse, an ancient city in Asia Minor.  His intent in writing was to offer a general message of goodwill and encouragement ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, November 15, 2021
November 15th, 2021
The pivotal event of the Old Testament was the Exodus where God led Israel safely out of captivity and slavery.  From that extraordinary event would come the building of Israel and ultimately Jesus th...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, November 11, 2021
November 11th, 2021
Today is November 11.  It is day 315 of 2021.  We have 50 days left in this year.  But, more importantly, today is Veterans Day.  It is an occasion where we can say thank you to the many Americans who...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, November 1, 2021
November 9th, 2021
On the Christian Church calendar, yesterday, October 31, was Reformation Day.  We recall that on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted ninety-five theses or protests to the door of the church at Witt...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss