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<< Tuesday, December 15, 1998 >>
 
Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13
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Psalm 34 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: Raul, a Baptist deacon, received the gift of praising God in tongues while stuck in a traffic jam listening to a Catholic radio program. Later, his pastor and several members of his congregation also received this gift.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert J. Buschmiller, June 11, 1998
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, July 20, 1998
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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