Emmanuel’s Story: Daniel and the Magi

We’ve come a long way in biblical history, and now because they broke the covenant, both Israel and Judah have been cast out of the Promised Land. Sad. It seemed like the end of the nation, the end of God’s blessing to his people, and the end of the promise. Ah, but even in exile, 

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Emmanuel’s Story: We Approach the Throne

I’ve always loved the story of Cinderella. A poor, abused, orphan girl–completely separated from the prince because of her state as a peasant–is welcomed into the royal family. The wall of position is broken down. She is free to approach the prince, love him, and be loved by him without fear. It reminds me of 

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Emmanuel’s Story: A Gentle Whisper

Today we turn to the next person in our quick journey through the Old Testament. Remember his story? The Lord sent him to preach against the evil King Ahab and his uber-wicked wife Jezebel. During the ultimate stand-off, Elijah went against Baal’s prophets. Simple test: I’ll make an altar to my God. You make an 

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Emmanuel’s Story: Forever Shepherd King

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Luke 1:8 Have you ever thought about why the angels appeared to shepherds? I mean, why shepherds? There must be a reason. Imagine those shepherds. Such a dirty job. Lonely. Nothing glorious about prodding a flock of stubborn, 

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