12th day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
06th Jan 2022
E·PIPH·A·NY Manifestation or appearance A moment of sudden revelation or insight. Epiphany is a season of revelation—the manifestation of God’s presence in earthly form—God showing up in ordinary and unexpected places to ordinary and unexpected people. The story of Epiphany is the story of wise people, astrologers, magi, seeking after God by attending to his created order – looking to the stars to find the newborn King. It is the

11th day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
05th Jan 2022
PONDER: THE BRIGHT MORNING STAR! I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near—a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel… Numbers 24:17 We weren’t, you know, just wishing on a star when we laid the facts out before you regarding the powerful return of our Master, Jesus Christ. We were there for the preview! We saw it with our

10th day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
04th Jan 2022
PONDER: We are the Light of the World You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and

9th day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
03rd Jan 2022
PONDER: JESUS is the Light of the World The people who are now living in darkness have seen a great light. They are now living in a very dark land. But a light has shined on them. Matthew 4:16 (quoting Isaiah 9:1, 2) This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates

8th day of Christnas

Posted by occwebsite
02nd Jan 2022
The Christ Candle We give thanks for the light of hope—unrelenting and inexplicable. Our hope in Christ shines on. We give thanks for the light of peace—strong and unafraid. The peace of Christ lights our way. We give thanks for the light of joy—persistent and unpredictable. The joy of Christ strengthens our lives. We give thanks for the light of love—burning bright and holy. The love of Christ comforts and

7th day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
01st Jan 2022
PONDER: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD From the Beginning to the End, the Triune One brings, bears and embodies Light: When God made the world, He said “Let there be light!” Genesis 1:3, 14-17; Psalm 136:7 God, you shine like a very bright light. You are more majestic than mountains full of wild animals. Psalm 76:4 Every good thing given, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from

6th day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
31st Dec 2021
PONDER: GLORY! And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. ~John 1:14 The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish. ~John 1:14 MSG

5th day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
30th Dec 2021
PONDER: GRACE AND TRUTH And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’”) 16 From his fullness we have all received, grace

4th day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
29th Dec 2021
PONDER: REDEMPTION And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.” There was

3rd Day of Christmas

Posted by occwebsite
28th Dec 2021
PONDER: TEMPLE PEOPLE After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn