December 8, 2019
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. (1 John 4:14)
During this time of year, the account of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is often preached. What makes it noteworthy is its miraculous nature. Mary, a virgin, conceived of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 1:20) and birthed our Saviour. Throughout the scriptures, there are seven other miraculous births. Rather than being like Christ’s birth (virgin born), these births involved barren women. This is an interesting scriptural study to look at the circumstances surrounding each of these women, in addition to their sons, each of which was used of the Lord.
- Sarah gave birth to Isaac – Genesis 17:15-19, 21:1-7
- Rebekah gave birth to Jacob – Genesis 25:19-26
- Rachel gave birth to Joseph – Genesis 29:31, 30:22-24
- Manoah’s wife gave birth to Samson – Judges 13:1-25
- Hannah gave birth to Samuel – 1 Samuel 1:1-20
- Shunammite woman whose son dies and is resurrected) – 2 Kings 4:12-37
- Elisabeth gave birth to John the Baptist – Luke 1:5-25
How about you? If you are saved, you have experienced a miraculous SPIRITUAL BIRTH!
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (1 Peter 1:23)
Kori W. (December 8th)
Frank R. (December 9th)
Memory Verse –
This morning – Matthew 1:18, 19
December emphasis: THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
Next week (December 15th) – Matthew 1:18-20
The Bible has: 66 books – 1,189 chapters – 31,102 verses
Old Testament has: 39 books – 929 chapters – 23,145 verses
New Testament has: 27 books – 260 chapters – 7,957 verses
First word: “In” (Genesis 1:1)
Verse containing all the letters of the alphabet except J: Ezra 7:21
Verse containing all the letters of the alphabet except Q: Daniel 4:37
Last word: “Amen” (Revelation 22:21
Shortest verse: “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)
Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (90 words)
Longest word: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1, 3)
Shortest chapter (number of words): Psalm 117
Longest chapter: Psalm 119
Calendars for 2020
Be sure to pick up your 2020 calendar during the month of December. Each family receives one calendar free of charge and additional calendars are available for purchase.
Can You Lend a Hand?
Currently, we have some sand on the property that we need to spread, but first the rocks need to be picked out from it. If you have time available, you are welcome to come and work at your convenience.
“…for the people had a mind to work” (Nehemiah 4:6)