Bible Verses Kids: 26 Bible Verses for Kids

Bible Verses Kids: Bible Verses Kids: God’s Word encourages us to raise children in the way they should go and when they are old, they will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. As parents, grandparents, and mentors it’s important for us to help our children learn and understand the promises of God. If we do lead as examples of Jesus Christ and we speak Scriptures of promise but also of warnings to our children, they will know the way to choose. Even when we fail to see God working in…

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Good Friday Bible Verses: Bible Verses About Good Friday

Good Friday Bible Verses: Good Friday Bible Verses: Good Friday is the Friday preceding Easter Sunday and is the day Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. We can celebrate on Good Friday because Christ’s death was a sacrifice so that we could receive the gift of eternal life. Jesus bore our sins, shame, and burden on the cross. The results changed the course of humanity and what man meant for evil through killing Jesus, God meant for good! Romans 5:6-10 6 You see, at just the right time, when we…

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Baptism Bible Verses: 18 Bible Verses About Baptism

Baptism Bible Verses: Baptism Bible Verses: Baptism is an important event in the believer’s walk with Jesus Christ. The Bible talks about both water immersion baptism in which a believer makes a public confession of their faith. Jesus lead the way in example of water baptism! If you are wondering what it means to be baptized in the Christian faith, these verses should point you in the right direction and help you understand what it means to be baptized. 1 Corinthians 12:13 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit…

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On What Day Was Jesus Born?

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On What Day Was Jesus Born? While much of the world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December, can the actual day of Jesus’ birth be determined from scripture? This question will be explored in some detail, and will yield a result that is quite intriguing. The first passage we will consider begins with the father of John the Baptist, Zacharias: Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his…

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Christmas – Does It Really Matter? [2 Corinthians 6:14-18]

The subject of Christmas in a Christian country is a sensitive one. Even though journalists, commentators, historians, and pundits make the origins of Christmas clear, the vast majority of Christians may respond: “Does it really matter? Who cares?”Well does it really matter whether a Christian celebrates or observes Christmas or not? Most will even be puzzled by that question, for, “Doesn’t everyone celebrate Christmas?” Well, no, actually. Some individuals and groups of Christians have made the decision not to celebrate or observe Christmas. Why? Could two billion Christians be wrong?…

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A Christmas Reflection – The True Reason for Christmas

A Christmas Reflection – The True Reason for Christmas:With Christmas only 2 days away I can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed but filled with excitement for the many events and festivities that the Christmas holidays bring.  It truly is a busy time of year, it seems as though there is hardly enough time to get everything done, and before you know it Christmas is over.  However,  as I sit here and reflect on this wonderful season I can’t help but feel saddened and discouraged that the Christmas season has…

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How to Increase Your Joy & Decrease Your Spending This Christmas

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. – Isaiah 9:6Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for Christians.  We exchange gifts with family & friends to show our love and appreciation.  If your shopping list is growing into a financial or time-consuming burden, get creative this year!Be Proactive The Never-ending CycleDo you have a friend that always remembers you with a wonderful gift every December, causing you to feel obligated even if your budget is tight or you have no idea what to…

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God is Our Supreme Giver

No one can beat God at giving. He gave the ultimate for us – His Son. There is a lesson that can be learned from His example.Actually there is more than one lesson to be learned here. First of all, society has a warped sense of what it means to give. They tout giving on Christmas, Easter and birthdays but not much else. When you give at other times it is either to benefit you or for the media value.That sounds harsh but it is true. Even giving to good…

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How to Bless and Not Spoil Your Kids This Christmas Season

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year.  It is a time when we have an opportunity to show our love and appreciation for those we know and love.  It is an opportunity for us to reenact the gospel.  We’ve received, and so we give.However, there is a fine line between blessing our children and spoiling them.I’m under no false impression that I can accurately identify where blessing becomes spoiling, but the thoughts in this article ought to help us individually decide where that crucial point is in our gift giving and Christmas traditions.

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What are the origins of Christmas and can a Christian celebrate it?

Christmas is the most popular holiday in America. Both the secular and the sacred celebrate it, but for different reasons. Some see it as the greatest business time of the year which is fueled by the exchange of gifts. Others consider it the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Either way, it is a very important holiday.The word “Christmas” comes from two old words: Christes maesse. It means, “the Mass of Christ.” This comes from the Catholic Mass, that practice where the priest re-offers the sacrifice of Christ on…

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“A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a faithful pastor to the people of God in his day.  Part of his faithfulness may be seen in how he stood against the various errors and corruptions of the medieval church.  One of these errors was the adding to the calendar various holidays.  Not even Christmas was exempt from his fiery zeal: “WE have no superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas.“But one would be mistaken to think that dear old Spurgeon had no…

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Six Shadows Flee at Christmas

One of the main points of the book of Hebrews is that the Old Covenant system of worship is a shadow replaced by Christ. So Christmas is the replacement of shadows with reality. (You can see this in Hebrews 8:5 where it says that the priests “serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things”). Consider six such shadows that the coming of Christ replaces with reality.1) The shadow of the Old Covenant priesthood.“And the former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers, because they were prevented by…

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Christmas Thoughts

First a confession: Christmas is not my favourite time of year. This is partly due to temperament; I don’t particularly enjoy the ‘jollity’ of the season (my children will testify that there is something of the ‘bah humbug’ in their father at this time of year). However, Christmas does present us with a focused opportunity to reflect on the surpassing wonder of the incarnation of God the Son in the womb of the virgin Mary.Consider this,Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,hail the incarnate deity’Lo within a manger lies he who…

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Star of Bethlehem

Thus wrote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow concerning the star of Bethlehem, which of all the signs and wonders surrounding the first Christmas is perhaps the most mysterious.The Bible says that some time after Jesus was born, “Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him’ ” (Matt. 2:1-2). The Magi obviously had an interest in astronomy. Probably they were astrologers, men who consulted the stars to…

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Don’t Lose Christ This Christmas

Sometimes rather than being drawn closer to Christ at Christmas, in a very real sense people may be drawn away from the Lord Jesus. It seems in the very midst of the celebration — we lose Jesus.After the Christmas story in Luke 2, the Bible tells of a young, twelve-year-old Jesus going with His parents to celebrate Passover in Jerusalem. As His parents were returning home after the celebration, they realized — Jesus wasn’t with them! They had lost Jesus in the midst of the celebration! Does the same thing…

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Christmas Is for Those Who Hate It Most

We are by now accustomed to hearing about how Christmas is difficult for many people. The story of Scrooge and his—ahem—problems with this season are no longer anecdotal. It is now par for the course. Maybe it always has been. Maybe the joy of the season has always been a thorn in the side of those who can scarcely imagine joy.Not too long ago, I heard from someone about how difficult Christmas would be because of some heartbreak in their family. There was utter hopelessness and devastation. Christmas would be…

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