Freedom From Fear Blog

December 15, 2017

Matthew 2:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him;   The Unopened Gift The Promise of Messiah was given to Adam and Eve in the Garden after they fell from innocence. By the most conservative estimates, four thousand years have passed. Israel is once […]

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December 14, 2017

Matthew 6:21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Give Jesus Your Baggage I can hardly believe that the darling little boy who used to run around the kitchen dragging his toy dinosaur is now 6 feet tall and preparing for medical school. The years seem […]

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December 13, 2017

Romans 5:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.   Buy One, Get Two Free! You know it is the Holiday season when nearly everywhere you look you find colorful advertisements boasting […]

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December 12, 2017

Proverbs 14:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Where there are no oxen, there is no grain;     abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. How is Your Manger? Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest. Proverbs 14:4. During the time of […]

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December 11, 2017

Matthew 2:1-2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” […]

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December 10, 2017

Matthew 1:19-25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be […]

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December 9, 2017

Psalm 145:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness,     and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. The One Thing We Need This Year The other day, I realized Christmas is quickly approaching. Maybe you’re super organized, you’ve had your holiday plans on the calendar for months, and none […]

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December 8, 2017

Genesis 1:28-30 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” God said, “See, I […]

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December 7, 2017

Luke 2:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.   The True Christmas Spirit. It was just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked […]

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December 6, 2017

Psalm 143:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning,     for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go,     for to you I lift up my soul. Can You Hear Me Now? By Candy Arrington In the morning let me hear about your […]

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December 5, 2017

Numbers 24:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) I see him, but not now;     I behold him, but not near— a star shall come out of Jacob,     and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the borderlands of Moab,     and the territory of all the Shethites. The Wise Men Their journey would have taken most […]

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December 4, 2017

Proverbs 31:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.     Her lamp does not go out at night. Show Your Joy to the World When you think of the phrase, “Christmas is coming!” … what sort of emotion does it evoke? It might be any one of these: Panic: I only […]

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