Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 25

Five pointed star Matthew 2:1‑12; Numbers 24:17; Revelation 22:16 Today is Christmas Day, the day of Christ’s birth, the advent of the Messiah, the Anointed One of Israel, and the Savior of the World.  All that we have learned in the past 24 days has pointed to this day, one of the two most wonderful… Read More Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 25

Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 24

Manger Luke 2:1‑20 The Greek word (φάτνη phatnē), derived from the verb, pateomai (“to eat”) is usually translated “manger” in the New Testament. A manger is a feeding trough for animals, and in ancient Israel near Bethlehem it was probably an area cut out of the rock wall of a cave used to keep sheep. How… Read More Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 24

Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 23

Cross John 1 December 23 – Cross John 1 Crucifixion, a method of execution and torture invented in the 6th century BC, was practiced for the next 700 years by the Persians, Greeks, Macedonians, Carthaginians, and Romans. First, soldiers scourged the victim until he was weak and bloody. Many victims died. Then, executioners fixed a… Read More Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 23