Note: This week we focus on some of the names of Jesus associated with the Christmas birth in Bethlehem.
Matthew 1:24, 25. When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, from your birth and forever you are Savior.
Thought for the day: The songwriter said, “There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain.”
Monday – Christmas Day
Matthew 1:22, 23 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The Virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” which means, “God with us.”
Prayer: Lord God, who are we that you should dwell with us?
Thought for the day: God is never late for an appointment.
Matthew 1:1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the Son of David, the son of Abraham.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are our King eternal.
Thought for the day: The first king has earned his crown.
John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”
Prayer: Jesus, when we receive you we are sustained day by day and hour by hour.
Thought for the day: Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the city whose name means house of bread.
Matthew 2:23,24 and [Joseph] went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: “He will be called a Nazarene.”
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we give thanks that you lived among us and knew firsthand our sorrows.
Thought for the day: Hometowns are unforgettable.
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Prayer: Lord God, we rejoice in the news that you sent to us your beloved son.
Thought for the day: Only those who have paid the price can say, “Been there, done that.”
Luke 2:11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you, the anointed of God, are our prophet, our priest, our king.
Thought for the day: Bosses and parents may be obeyed, but a Lord is revered.