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December 2010

Devotion Time: January 1-22, 2011

Happy New Year! We begin our 2011 Devotions with a focus on God’s word.  As we saw with our Christmas DTs, God’s word is more than information.  His words create realities, transform lives, and, redirect people’s eternities. Click here to download the DT Packet for Jan 1-22, 2011.

December 23, 2010: Luke 1:58-59 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Steve Kim, Gracepoint Riverside Luke 1:58-59 Why did the neighbors and relatives want to name the infant Zechariah? Because they wanted to name him after his father. What does this express about the extent of their vision for what the baby would one day become? This reveals how they just envisioned this baby […]

December 22, 2010: Luke 1:46-55 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Pastor Timothy Rhee, Gracepoint Minneapolis Luke 1:46-49 Given the practical implications for Mary of bearing a child out of wedlock, it’s surprising that she rejoices in praise.  What does this show about what Mary regarded as the greatest privilege?  What do I most aspire to? This time I was struck by Mary’s other-centeredness. […]

December 18, 2010: Isaiah 42:1-9 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Joanna Kang, Gracepoint San Diego Isaiah 42:6-7 How can life apart from God be characterized by blindness, imprisonment, and darkness? Life apart from God can be characterized by blindness because without God you have completely no direction in life. You mostly just follow your desires for attention, praise, pleasure, lust, power, etc., which […]

December 17, 2010: Isaiah 40:1-11 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Pastor William Kang, Gracepoint Berkeley What preparations were being called for in anticipation of the glory of the Lord being revealed in the form of the coming of Jesus? How might this apply to me today? We’re to make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.  Valleys will be raised up […]

Devotion Time: December 6 – 31, 2010

Suggested Instructions Read the assigned passage for the day and answer the reflection question(s) provided.  There are no memory verses. Click here to download the DT packet. Daily Devotion Plan Monday                     12/6               John 1:1-18 Tuesday                     12/7               1 John 1 Wednesday   […]

Revelation 22 Commentary

Click here to download the commentary. “The throne is set right in the midst of the new Jerusalem, where the living waters stream from the throne of God (22:1) and God’s servants are marked with the divine name and will see God face to face (22:4).  God is no longer far off but immediate and […]

Revelation 21 Commentary

Click here to download the commentary. v.1 “The new earth became a familiar topic of Jewish end-time discussion, normally occurring after the resurrection of the dead. At a minimum, the earth had to be purified.  But in many end-time scenarios, the Day of Judgment would transform the heavens and the earth.  Two models of new […]

Revelation 20 Commentary

Click here to download the commentary. “Interpreters of this chapter are divided into three broad schools of thought: premillennialists, who believe Jesus will return to establish a specific thousand-year kingdom; amillennialists, who generally believe that the thousand-year kingdom is symbolic for the present age; and postmillennialists, who believe that Christians help establish the thousand-year kingdom […]