Emmanuel’s Story: Fear Not

Now we turn to Joseph. Such an amazing story, overflowing with signposts pointing to Jesus. Remember the story? (Gen. 37; 39-41) A father sends out his robe-wearing son, who willingly leaves his glorious and honored life, only to find murderous men waiting for him. He’s thrown into a pit and then descends into a far-away 

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Finally…A Baby is Born!

 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14, ESV) O come, thou Dayspring from on high And cheer us by thy drawing nigh; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And death’s dark shadows put to flight. Abraham. Sarah. Isaac. We encounter so much waiting in this life, don’t we? I 

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Christmas and …Noah? Shelter from the Storm

Okay, we’ve seen that God loved us from before the beginning (how cool is that!). We’ve also discovered that right after we (represented by Adam) fell to sin, our gracious Friend promised to send a deliverer. He was already thinking about Christmas! But there’s still so long to wait. Who will the Messiah be? What 

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Emmanuel’s Story: Are You Your Own Savior?

Yesterday we talked about how before the foundation of the world, God made a promise, an Emmanuel promise, to rescue His children from the ugly sin that entrapped us. He’s loved us for so long! Today, let’s look at when we first heard about this promise.  It was early in the book of Genesis. Remember 

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