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The Christ, by Israel long expected— He is born! Events occurred as God the Lord directed— He is born! In a stable, born of virgin lowly, Jesus Christ, the Sinless One, Most Holy, Following the plan of God’s decree He is born! At the time selected in eternity He is born! His, a life like ours, with one exception— Suff’ring One! Each word and deed was totally perfection— Suff’ring One! Throughout His life on earth: humiliation! Then Passion Week—the final degradation Of holy Jesus, hanging on the cross. Suff’ring One! Rejected by His Father—greatest loss! Suff’ring One! Dark the day...

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A special gift that God prepared for me— ‘Twas given me ‘ere I saw the light of day. This gift was someone specially prepared To guide my footsteps in His holy way. Day after day, she cared for me and taught Not just the skills I’d need for daily living; She taught me first of all to seek His face— In joy and sorrow, working, playing, giving. She held before me God’s own Word, that it Could be a light upon my pathway ever, She helped me learn to sing Jehovah’s praise And told me of that love that naught...

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Another year has just begun — Another year my earthy race to run. How shall I run? What is my goal? Where shall I find rest for my soul? “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ ]esus. Philippians 3:14 Another year -again a year of war — A year to fight the evil at my door. How do I fight? What is my strategy? What my protection? What refuge is for me? “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the...

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When unto Thee we come With heads bowed down in prayer May our first impulse be To glorify Thy holy name — To praise Thee for the fact that Thou art God — In deep humility and awe to see Thy matchless grace, Thy power, Thy glory, mercy, holiness, and love — Thy justice, greatness, Thy long-suffering — And may we grovel in the dust, Knowing our own weakness, meanness, evil lusting natures, Selfishness, pride, envy, laziness, deceit. May our prayers never be so self-centered that they are A catalog of earthly desires. May we seek Thee, not self —...

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Dear Father, as I kneel in prayer to Thee Grant that my sin I may more clearly see; That I may be appalled by its immensity. The very best accomplishment of mine Stands not alone, but sin does e’er entwine; It chokes out righteousness as tendrils from a vine. With Paul I must in humbleness confess: The good that I would say, I can’t express; The evil which I hate breaks forth in wickedness. Then Paul asks how he can from this be free; The answer’s found, O Lord, alone in Thee: The blood of Thy dear Son is all...

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