Just a few days after she received Gabriel’s news, Mary visited Elizabeth, who would soon give birth to John the Baptist. It is there that Mary offered a song of praise to the Lord (Luke 1:46–56): “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” From the moment she learned that God had appointed her for this extraordinary experience, Mary’s life was full of uncertainty. But she thanked God anyway. (more…)
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Here are some family-friendly movies, shows, and series you can stream free all week long—all available with a free 30-day trial of Faithlife TV Plus.
God Came Near
Let Max Lucado prepare your family’s heart for Christmas in these six messages based on his bestselling book God Came Near. Filmed at a beautiful church in Blockley, England, it features engaging stories about Simeon, Joseph and Mary, the real Saint Nicholas, and more.
Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? How did Saint Nicholas become Santa Claus? Why do we have Christmas trees? Charting Christmas provides answers to these questions and many more as it explores the history of the holiday.
The Birth of Jesus
Draw your children into the biblical story of Jesus’ birth. Based on J. L. Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible, this short film features lovely animation and engaging storytelling that will capture the heart and imagination of any child.
It’s Christmas Eve in the suburbs of Chicago, and a tired taxi driver reluctantly accepts one more passenger. He soon suspects that the man has dangerous plans to harm himself. As he intervenes to help, grace intervenes in the life of both men in this Dallas Jenkins film.
When his father is arrested for printing a forbidden letter written by controversial reformer Martin Luther, 12-year-old Storm escapes with the original. On the run from authorities, Storm finds unexpected help in his bold fight for freedom.
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