The birth of a baby usually thrills parents, family and friends. This week's readings about the births of the world’s first children and the birth of Jesus excite us—and more. They show us how the wages of sin is death. They comfort us with Satan’s inability to nab Jesus. They renew our faith that God in Christ casts down the mighty from their thrones, but lifts up the lowly.

Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or family devotional use.

God bless you, as you hear and read his Word and grow in faith this week!


Your Brother in Christ,
Pastor Wagner


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