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My Favorite Bible Reading Method

December 31, 2012

Let’s do some Bible listening in 2013.

The Best Book I’ve Read This Year

December 30, 2012

How a lesbian professor became a pastor’s wife and the homeschooling mom of four adopted children.

Away in a Manger

December 25, 2012

We made it! We’re in Bethlehem with Mary and Joseph and Jesus.

Is This Really Christmas Eve?

December 24, 2012

We were born for Christmas because on Christmas Christ was born for us.

Anchor for Christmas

December 23, 2012

“I was on the edge of just killing myself.”

What Are You So Worried About?

December 23, 2012

Christmas reminds us that God is God and we’re not.

Things Are Going to Change

December 22, 2012

God does not accept the status quo!

Come, Desire of Nations, Come

December 21, 2012

God is shaking the nations so that the world will be ready for the coming of Christ.

Gifts Fit for a King

December 20, 2012

For the moment, the baby sleeps in Bethlehem surrounded by regal gifts and foreign eyes wide with wonder.

King in the Cradle

December 19, 2012

What Herod craved, the baby received.

God’s Word to the World

December 18, 2012

Jesus radiates the glory of God.

We’ve Almost Reached Our Year-End Goal!

December 17, 2012

(New update 12/27/2012: Due to the generosity of our friends, we have reached our goal and are now in the black by $11,786. When you hear me say “$46,000” on the video, just remember that we’ve already reached that goal. Thank you for your support!)  I have some good news to share with you. On December 1 we set out to finis…

What Does God Look Like?

December 17, 2012

Take a look at Jesus and you have your answer.

Power of the Most High

December 16, 2012

“The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” (Luke 1:35) Across the centuries, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ has been considered a foundational doctrine by Christians of virtually every denomination. Both Matthew and Luke plainly ascribe the conception of Jesus C...

A Very Good Man

December 15, 2012

I like Joseph. He strikes me as a very good man.

Believing the Impossible

December 14, 2012

Mary didn’t know the full cost of saying “Yes.” But having made her decision she never looked back.

By Faith Rahab

December 13, 2012

Many people are intimidated by Jesus Christ. Sometimes he seems too good to be true.

Mystery and Wonder

December 12, 2012

Some things we understand and therefore believe. Christmas is a miracle of another order.

Faith and Doubt at Christmastime

December 11, 2012

Did Mary have any doubts? Did Joseph?

Finish Strong

December 10, 2012

(New update 12/27/2012: Due to the generosity of our friends, we have reached our year-end goal and are now “in the black” by $11,786. When you hear me say “$46,000” on the video, just remember that by God’s grace, we have met this goal. Thank you for your support!) We’re coming to the end of a great year at Keep…

Get Off Your High Horse

December 10, 2012

“He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble” (Luke 1:52). It must be obvious to everyone that the world is not as it should be. This is not the world that God made because that world was “very good” (Genesis 1:31). What can we say about our world except that it is “very messed up&qu...

Merry Christmas, Caesar Augustus

December 9, 2012

Caesar Augustus never met Joseph or Mary and he never knew of a certain Jewish baby born in a village outside of Jerusalem.

An Unlikely Christmas Verse

December 8, 2012

Two thousand years have passed and Jesus still divides people today.

Behold the Son!

December 7, 2012

The light of heaven has come to earth. Will you open your eyes to see it?

Report from China–Mark Pritchard

December 6, 2012

Meet the “amazing twelve” Mark and Vanessa met last month in China.

Prince of Peace

December 6, 2012

He is a not a failure. We are.

Report from China–Wesley Wildmon

December 5, 2012

From October 25th to November 13th Keep Believing Ministries had staff and supporters ministering in China and South Korea. Each day this week you’ll be taken on a journey to apartment churches, city walls, and into the heart of Christianity in Asia. We hope you’ll join us back here each day to read the stories, see the pictures, and re...

The Everlasting Father

December 5, 2012

All human fathers must go. But Jesus is a father forever!

Report from China–Mike Maynard

December 4, 2012

From October 25th to November 13th Keep Believing Ministries had staff and supporters ministering in China and South Korea. Each day this week you’ll be taken on a journey to apartment churches, city walls, and into the heart of Christianity in Asia. We hope you’ll join us back here each day to read the stories, see the pictures, and re...

The Mighty God

December 4, 2012

The power of God is in those tiny fists.

Report from China – Nick Pritchard

December 3, 2012

From October 25th to November 13th Keep Believing Ministries had staff and supporters ministering in China and South Korea. Each day this week you’ll be taken on a journey to apartment churches, city walls, and into the heart of Christianity in Asia. We hope you’ll join us back here each day to read the stories, see the pictures, and re...

Wonderful Counselor

December 3, 2012

The Lord goes to no one for advice.

The Shoulders of Jesus

December 2, 2012

We need to resign as general manager of the universe.

“Let’s Go Straight to Bethlehem” Free Ebook

December 1, 2012

We have just uploaded the Kindle and Nook versions of the “Let’s Go Straight to Bethlehem” Advent devotional.

Christmas in Eden

December 1, 2012

When God wanted to say, “I love you,” he wrapped his love note in swaddling clothes.

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