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<< Tuesday, December 13, 2016 >> St. Lucy
 
Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13
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Psalm 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-19, 23 Matthew 21:28-32
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WILL I HAVE CHRISTMAS?

 
I will "remove from your midst the proud braggarts." —Zephaniah 3:11
 

"I will leave as a remnant in your midst a people humble and lowly." —Zephaniah 3:12

To deprive yourself of Christmas:

To meet Christ in a new way this Christmas:

  • trust in the Lord (Zep 3:2),
  • draw near to God (Zep 3:2),
  • "change and purify" your lips (Zep 3:9),
  • "call upon the name of the Lord" (Zep 3:9),
  • "serve Him with one accord" (Zep 3:9),
  • bring Him offerings (Zep 3:10),
  • be "humble and lowly" (Zep 3:12),
  • "take refuge in the name of the Lord" (Zep 3:12),
  • "do no wrong" (Zep 3:13),
  • pasture and care for God's people (see Zep 3:13), and
  • "repent and believe in Him" (see Mt 21:32).

"Prepare the way of the Lord" (Mt 3:3; Is 40:3).

 
Prayer: Father, prepare me for the best Christmas ever.
Promise: "When John came preaching a way of holiness, you put no faith in him." —Mt 21:32
Praise: St. Lucy refused to renounce Jesus, and was condemned to die in a house of prostitution. Jesus made her immovable, such that even a team of oxen was unable to drag her to the brothel.
 
 
 
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