DWD 007: What The Magi Can Still Teach Us About Worship

Daily Worship Devotionals 007



The story of the Magi in Matthew 2 is the traditional text for the first Sunday in Epiphany. Let’s review it, and notice all the moments of divine revelation, “epiphany” occur. I have a special “mash up” translation.

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DWD 006: Have You Had An Epiphany Lately?

Daily Worship Devotionals 006


“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you!” Isaiah 60:1 (NIV)

This Isaiah passage is one of the traditional texts that would be read at an Epiphany service in a liturgical church. 

Epiphany falls on January 6 in the West, however, the date for the Eastern Orthodox churches is not until January 19,  I mention that because … I have a lot of friends in Eastern Europe, I’ve been ministering there every year the last 19 years. So shout out to you guys watching or listening Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Russia! Love you guys! “Slava bog. Slava domnului. “

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DWD 005: Jesus Makes The Father Known

Daily Worship Devotionals

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 

15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. John 1:14-18

Jesus, by his life, his teaching, his death, resurrection and ongoing intercession, makes known to us God as our heavenly Father.

The mission statement of YWAM (Youth With A Mission) is “to know God, and to make him known”.

That is a pretty good declaration of purpose.

And that’s exactly what Jesus did. His was Emmanuel, “God with us” revealed everything we needed to know about God.

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DWD 04: Empowered As Children of God

Daily Worship Devotionals Podcast #004

 

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12

To see yourself as a child of God is truly an empowering belief.

When I was a child, I knew that my parents loved me. I didn’t have to do anything to earn their complete dedication, support, training, and love. That’s security. I grew up secure as a child. Which is a great gift, I had great Christian parents.

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DWD 03b: Be A Witness To The Light

Daily Worship Devotionals #003b


There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. John 1:6-8

John the Baptist was a forerunner. His mission was to point people to the One who was to come.

In our generation, there are many disciples of Jesus who have a similar calling – to prophetically prepare the way of the Lord, and point people to Jesus.

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DWD 03a: Bring The Light

Daily Worship Devotionals Podcast DWD 003a

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” Genesis 1:3-5

The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:4-5

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