December 16, 2019

Subscribe to
Daily Readings

Subscribe By

Week Four:
P R I N C E   O F   P E A C E

Devotions written by Mikel Porter

Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:1-22

“Chaos” is a good word to describe what was going on the night of Jesus’ birth. Bethlehem was a crowded town full of travelers who had been on the road for days. People were tired, stinky and certainly cranky. Mary and Joseph couldn’t find an open room anywhere. We don’t know if Mary was in labor yet or if she was graced with one of those amazing two-hour labor experiences, but we know any mother who is full-term and had been traveling on a donkey’s back for any amount of time must have been beyond the point of kind and gracious. (If she was in labor and having pain, then that adds a whole new level to the chaos as they tried to find a place to stay). Mary and Joseph were exhausted, stressed, and desperate for rest and quiet. When they were finally able to find a place to sit down and rest their bodies, it certainly wasn’t ideal. They found shelter in a stable filled with straw, animals, and the absence of comforts found in their home. But in the midst of the crowds, the stress, and the stink, Jesus was born. Peace was literally birthed into an atmosphere of chaos. Jesus’ entrance certainly didn’t cause the world to grow calm or quiet, but his birth was the beginning of things being put back together. For it was the birth not of any ordinary baby, but of the Prince of Peace.

September 18, 2021

Saturday—Catch up dayTake today as a day of rest. If you missed any readings from the week, you ...
Keep Reading

September 17, 2021

RULES: WEEK 4—THE HEART BEHIND THE LAW Friday—Matthew 5:38-48The world makes provisions for those who have wronged another—in ...
Keep Reading

September 16, 2021

RULES: WEEK 4—THE HEART BEHIND THE LAW Thursday—Matthew 5:33-37Jesus stood for truth. Let our yes be a real ...
Keep Reading

September 15, 2021

RULES: WEEK 4—THE HEART BEHIND THE LAW Wednesday—Matthew 5:27-32Adultery was against the law. But Jesus says it’s more ...
Keep Reading

September 14, 2021

RULES: WEEK 4—THE HEART BEHIND THE LAW Tuesday—Matthew 5:21-26Murder was prohibited by the law from the beginning. The ...
Keep Reading

September 13, 2021

RULES: WEEK 4—THE HEART BEHIND THE LAW Monday—Matthew 5:17-20The Israelites had been living according to the law for ...
Keep Reading

September 12, 2021

Sunday – 2 Peter 3:9Reflect on this verse as you prepare for worship today.
Keep Reading

September 11, 2021

Saturday – Catch up dayTake today as a day of rest. If you missed any readings from the ...
Keep Reading

September 10, 2021

WHEN WE DISOBEY THE RULES Friday – 1 John 1:5-10Every time we slip up, disobey, or break God’s ...
Keep Reading

September 9, 2021

WHEN WE DISOBEY THE RULES Thursday – Exodus 34:1-8; 19-24This week, we have studied people who were quick ...
Keep Reading

September 8, 2021

WHEN WE DISOBEY THE RULES Wednesday – Jonah 2-3:3Jonah’s response to sin was a bit different than David’s ...
Keep Reading

September 7, 2021

WHEN WE DISOBEY THE RULES Tuesday – Acts 9:1-19Paul might have been the king of disobedience in the ...
Keep Reading

join Us


Listen to


A place to


Contact Us

Have questions? Want more information? Reach out to FBC Lewisville and one of our team will get back with you shortly. We are here to answer any questions you may have about Christ, Salvation, the Bible, this Church, Events, or other things we can help with.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.