The Man Who Tried to Stop Christmas

  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 The Man Who Tried to Stop Christmas Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared.—Matthew 2:7 King Herod was the man who tried to stop Christmas. With all his wealth and power, he came to […]

The Color of Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2016 The Color of Christmas For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.—Colossians 1:19–20 Red is the color of […]

The Essential Message of Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2016 The Essential Message of Christmas “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”—Matthew 1:23 Has anyone wished you a “Merry Christmas” yet, or is it still too early? I prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays,” […]

The Conflict of Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2016 Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other!—Luke 12:51 This may come as a shock to you, but the real Christmas story is not about love, peace, harmony, and gathering with family around a crackling fire. The […]

You Have a Savior

Thursday, December 8, 2016 “Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.”—Luke 2:10 When the angel delivered his heavenly announcement to the shepherds, he started with, “Do not be afraid.” But the shepherds, along with all of […]

Christmas in Heaven

Thursday, December 25, 2014 Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.—Luke 2:10 Merry Christmas to all of you! Christmas is a day of joy. But for me and my family, it is also tinged with sadness, because it is a day when […]

What Christmas Is About

Before we begin today’s devotion . . . This year, we saw many thousands of lives changed by the power of the gospel—hearts transformed, addictions conquered, families put back together . . . hope restored. Let’s pray for God to bless and multiply our efforts to introduce even more people to Jesus in 2015. But […]

God’s Gift to Us (Part 2)

Imagine the joy of seeing your loved one come to Christ. It’s something you will never forget, something worth investing in. Will you make a year-end gift to support the work of evangelism through Harvest? Monday, December 22, 2014 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government […]

God’s Gift to Us (Part 1)

Did you know I am praying for your loved ones? I may not know them by name, but I join you in praying that they come to Christ. Will you make a special year-end gift to support the work of evangelism? Together, let’s share Jesus with the world. Saturday, December 20, 2014 For God did […]