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Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?: You shall call His name Jesus… They shall call His name Immanuel. — Matthew 1:21, Matthew 1:23 There is an interesting psychology in the naming of our children. Some are named with family names to retain a family heritage. I am often asked what O. S. stands for, and I am quick to say, “Omara href='http://www.faithgateway.com/name-immanuel/' title='Read more' .../a

Monday, December 11, 2017

Show Me the Way, God!

Show Me the Way, God!: I’m the answer to your prayer. That’s why I was sent down here. — Clarence the Angel, after George tells him “I got a bust in the jaw in answer to a prayer.” When George Bailey sidles up to Martini’s Bar on Christmas Eve, he’s at the lowest point of his life. In the span of only a few hours,a href='http://www.faithgateway.com/show-me-way-god/' title='Read more' .../a

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger: In a 1996 poll to find the most popular Christmas carols in the United Kingdom, “Away in a Manger” came in second. Not bad for a youngster. This one’s only been around for about 130 years. In that time it has garnered more tunes than probably any other carol. It has also generated considerable confusiona href='http://www.faithgateway.com/away-in-a-manger-2/' title='Read more' .../a

Desperate for Immanuel

Desperate for Immanuel: Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. — Psalm 142:6 Years ago, when my second daughter, Morgan, was about two years old, I arrived home from my church office early one afternoon I was eager to spend aa href='http://www.faithgateway.com/desperate-for-immanuel/' title='Read more' .../a

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Heart of the Christmas Story

The Heart of the Christmas Story: Editor’s note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturdays with Devotionals Daily. We hope you enjoy reading as well as listening to this version of today’s devotion from Rick McKinley, Chris Seay and Greg Holder, excerpted from their book Advent Conspiracy. The Heart of the Christmas Story God came to the poor — in other words,a href='http://www.faithgateway.com/the-heart-of-the-christmas-story/' title='Read more' .../a

Friday, December 8, 2017

An Ordinary Christmas

An Ordinary Christmas: In the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
— Luke 2:8 Isn’t Christmas the perfect time to flex a little creative muscle? Dreams of sugarplum-frosted trees and perfect parties fill our heads. We plot and plan the perfect gifts. We outdo ourselves with new cookie recipesa href='http://www.faithgateway.com/ordinary-christmas/' title='Read more' .../a

God Will Never Leave You Alone

God Will Never Leave You Alone: The Son of Man came to find lost people and save them. – Luke 19:10 Our God is the God who follows. Have you sensed Him following you? He is the one who came to seek and save the lost. Have you sensed Him seeking you? Have you felt His presence through the kindness of a stranger? Through the majestya href='http://www.faithgateway.com/god-will-never-leave-you-alone/' title='Read more' .../a