OUR DEVOTION & DELIGHT

Rona Daniels

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THE SEEDS IN OUR LIVES | PLANTING | LIFE IS A GARDEN | ODD SEASON 2 EPISODE 5
Feb 28 2023
THE SEEDS IN OUR LIVES | PLANTING | LIFE IS A GARDEN | ODD SEASON 2 EPISODE 5
Today we’ll be digging in about the seeds we plant in the soil of our lives.  We'll focus on this particular parable, especially on the “seeds" we are sowing in our lives.  Just like a farmer carefully chooses the best seeds for his crops, we need to carefully choose what we plant in our lives. Now, you might be wondering, what exactly are good seeds? Well, Jesus explains that the seeds are the word of God. BIBLE PASSAGES/TEXT MATTHEW 13:18-23 “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.  22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
WHY DO WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS (Part 3) | DAY 24 - QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Dec 24 2022
WHY DO WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS (Part 3) | DAY 24 - QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Have you ever had an intruder in your home? It must have been a scary feeling to suddenly have a stranger barging into your house! Or it could be annoying to be intruded in public while you are in your own space or bubble, right?  However, there is also some good in intrusion, especially if it’s a warning for you and meant to protect you.  Like when somebody was chasing you and screaming at you because you dropped your purse, or forgot your card, or left your phone! Those are welcomed intrusions, right? Christmas is something like that - an intrusion, a divine intrusion, of God intruding physically as a human, as a tiny baby in a manger. BIBLE PASSAGES/TEXT Galatians 3:26-29 “for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.” Galatians 4:4-7 “4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”
HOW DO WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS? (SONGS, CAROLS, & HYMNS) | DAY 20 - QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Dec 23 2022
HOW DO WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS? (SONGS, CAROLS, & HYMNS) | DAY 20 - QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS
We continue discussing how we do or celebrate Christmas, and about why we got special songs, carols, & hymns for this special time of the year.  The following passages are actually the four major songs recorded in the Gospels especially pertaining to the birth of Jesus. BIBLE PASSAGES/TEXT Luke 1:46-47 “Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat, 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47  and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, Luke 1:67-69 “67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, 68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people 69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,” Luke 2:13-14 “13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest,  and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:25, 29-32 “Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him…he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,  according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation 31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,  and for glory to your people Israel.”
WHO WAS HEROD ON THAT FIRST CHRISTMAS? | DAY 16 - QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Dec 16 2022
WHO WAS HEROD ON THAT FIRST CHRISTMAS? | DAY 16 - QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS
As we get to the hustle and bustle of the season, I want you to stop and think for a moment.  What if there’s no Christmas?  That there was actually somebody who did try to stop Christmas, somebody like the Grinch - the one that stole Christmas?  That there was someone who tried to kill the reason for celebrating Christmas?  This someone was Herod. Who was Herod on that first Christmas?  It sounds odd to have a devotional about him but nevertheless,  let's come and see what we can learn about Herod, and of what we can learn from him. BIBLE PASSAGES/TEXT Matthew 2:2-4, 7-8 “Where is he who has been born lking of the Jews? For we saw mhis star when it rose2 and have come to nworship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where othe Christ was to be born…7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” Matthew 2:16–18 “16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah,       weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”