The Daily Discovery (December 23, 2016)

Landon ChapmanThe Daily Discovery0 Comments

ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB:
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What Really Happened in North Carolina with LGBT Activists and the Bathroom Bill – “Did the North Carolina legislature do the right thing by refusing to repeal HB2 after the Charlotte City Council voted 9-0 to repeal the controversial bill that started the whole firestorm? Or did the Republican-led NC Senate miss a great opportunity to remove the stigma surrounding the state and do a major reset? When all things are considered, these legislators did the only thing they could do if they were to be faithful to their convictions and their conscience. Before I explain why, allow me to give a brief recap.”

10 Ideas and 10 Tips for Family Devotions in 2017 – “With a new year dawning, many Christian families will resolve to approach family devotions with greater faithfulness in the year ahead, or perhaps even to begin family devotions for the first time. These are great resolutions! Here are 10 ideas and 10 tips that may help.”

The Most Graphic Messianic Prophecy – “The 22nd Psalm is often left out of Messianic prophecies, yet it is stark and graphic in its fulfillment. This is Jesus on the cross completing the mission for which He was sent to earth, for it describes how He redeemed Mankind. This is an amazing Psalm, one of agony, desperation… and victory. It is entirely fulfilled in the crucifixion of Jesus, and it contains details of what the crucified person endures before they die, that are amazing. These details are amazing even if the Psalmist had known about crucifixion when he wrote this. When you consider the fact that the Psalm was written about 700 years before crucifixion was even known, the details are not only amazing; they are prophetic.”

What’s in Your Crèche This Christmas? – “A crèche is a manger scene, a nativity, which many people display at Christmas. What’s in your crèche’s manger this Christmas? Does your nativity scene remind you and those who visit your home that God sent a Savior to redeem us from our sins? Jesus did enter this world as a baby—just like the infant depicted in most manger scenes. However, the crèche does not display our Savior’s astounding résumé. Before the Spirit of God conceived His humanity within Mary’s womb, Jesus qualified uniquely to be our Lord and our Redeemer.”

The remarkable woman behind “In the Bleak Midwinter” – “Last year, Karen Swallow Prior had a fascinating piece at TGC about the author of ‘In the Bleak Mid-Winter.’ Her name is Christina Rossetti (1830–1894), and Prior writes that she was a woman of ‘deep Christian conviction.’ Prior concludes…”


SERMON:

Gabe Hughes – United


VIDEOS:

Smackdown!

Muslim woman calls Christian stupid.


“All death can do to the believer is deliver him to Jesus.  It brings us into the eternal presence of our Savior.” – John MacArthur