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Preaching Daily - December 8

Today's Reading...

And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him. - Luke 2:40

The Waiting is Over (Luke 2:25-35)

Bryant Wright

We’ve been in a focus this Christmas season on the Holy Spirit’s role on the Christmas story, which is often overlooked. In every message we’ve seen the Holy Spirit’s impact where there was a supernatural conception within the virgin womb of Mary that led to the virgin birth. The Holy Spirit’s visitation with Mary and Elizabeth, her relative who was the mother of John the Baptist, or the Holy Spirit empowering John the Baptist’s father, Zacharias, to really proclaim the reason for Jesus and John’s birth.

Today, we look at another example of the Holy Spirit’s role in the Christmas story as we see the waiting is over for a man that has been longing to see the Messiah before he died. (Read Luke 2:25-28.)

Thursday, December 17, 2015—a lot of Star Wars buffs woke up with a special tingle of excitement within their being because, at last, the force was reawakening and Star Wars was coming back into movie theaters all around the land. There was a buzz of excitement. At last the waiting was over.

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