Christmas Is…Day 2

Christmas Is…

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall His name Immanuel. —Isaiah 7:14

But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:20-21

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight…—Ephesians 1:7

Jesus is Immanuel, God with us, who has saved us from our sins and brought forgiveness to us.

How often do we strive to perform and earn salvation based on our own works?

What are some of the ways you seek to earn God’s favor and forgiveness apart from Jesus?

Remember today the grace God has lavished upon you which has brought redemption and forgiveness to you in Christ alone!

Receive this gift—cease striving and know that He is God!

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady,

Son of the Most High God

His Name Is…Advent Devotion: Day 6 

We continue today looking at the prophecy from Isaiah 7:14. Yesterday we read of Jesus, Immanuel—God with us.  The fulfillment of this prophecy reveals another name of Jesus to us.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. —Isaiah 7:14

Read Luke 1:26-33

What is Jesus called in this verse?  What do you learn about His character and nature?

What other name of Jesus do we find in the passage in Luke 1:32?

Read the following cross-reference verse and note anything you learn about Jesus, the Most High. Where is He now seated? What is He doing? Continue reading “Son of the Most High God”

Immanuel—God with Us

Remember, all the rushing and impatience of NOW! causes us to miss the joy of the moment. As we commit to being intentional this Christmas season and to not allow the hurried and harried NOW! attitude rob us of joy and peace, let’s slow down and soak in the presence of Jesus—Immanuel, God with us.


His Name Is…Advent Devotion: DAY 5

Today we will look at the prophecy found in Isaiah 7:14:

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. —Isaiah 7:14

What words or phrases stand out to you? What do you see foretold about the birth, life or death of Jesus? What do you learn about the character and nature of Jesus?

Read  Matthew 1:18-25 to see the fulfillment of this prophecy.

What further insight does this passage give you? How does knowing Jesus is Immanuel —God with us, encourage you today?

His name IS…Immanuel, God with us!

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful. —John 14:27

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. —Galatians 2:20

For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 8:38-39

Jesus’ presence renews, refreshes and enables us to rejoice in the ALL the moments of this often harried and hurried season.

Share with us what you’ve learned by leaving a comment at the end of this post.

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This post was originally published on Get Real on December 5, 2014.