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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Matthew 1:23

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which is translated, "God with us."

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Many of you put up Christmas trees in your home. The idea of having a Christmas Tree originated in Germany in the 16th century. People living there decorated fir trees with roses, apples, and colored paper. Some say that Martin Luther lit the first "Christmas tree" (using candles). As legend has it, while coming home one winter's night near Christmas, he noted the beauty of the starlight shining through the branches of a small fir tree outside his home. He attempted to imitate this starlight by using candles attached to the branches of his indoor Christmas tree. There is nothing in the Bible about Christmas trees.

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God Bless You!
Annie

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TODAY'S DAILY NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. In 1 Corinthians 15, we are told that the sting of death is sin. What is the strength of sin?

Answer below

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TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

Remember that Jesus is the reason for the season!

Unknown

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FEATURED Hymn:

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. In 1 Corinthians 15, we are told that the sting of death is sin. What is the strength of sin?

A. The law.

1 Corinthians 15:56-57

The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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