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Friends of Nazareth is a ministry under the umbrella of Training in Mission Evangelism (T.I.M.E.). TIME Ministries is a 501 (c) 3 Corporation in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). TIME Ministries is also an Acts 1:8 ministry that is built upon the call to reach into every corner of the world with the Gospel message. There is great need in the land of our Lord for Building the Rising Generations — Glorifying Jesus Christ through Distinctive Education.

Day 1

Since its humble beginnings as a small school in 1936, the Nazareth Baptist School has been a shining Light that has given its students an opportunity for Hope and a Future. Read more »

Day 2

Wedding announcements, engagements, births all project good and exciting news! Normally, much planning is behind each of these events. Read more »

Day 3

“I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.” Luke 2:10
News broadcasters love to hold our attention by promising breaking news. Often this “important” news doesn’t live up to the hype. Read more »

Day 4

What a special day it was when the angel pronounced to Mary that she, of all the women of the earth, had been chosen to give birth to the promised and long-awaited Savior of the world. Read more »

Day 5

What is it that stops us in our tracks when the Angel Gabriel tells Mary about the son she’s about to conceive? When the angel tells her, “The Lord is with you,” she’s greatly troubled. Read more »

Day 6

This event follows the miraculous intervention of the angel Gabriel in the sky and soil of Nazareth. God initiated the conception after elaborating a precise plan where Nazareth was the theatre! Read more »

Day 7

The scriptures don’t tell us much about Joseph, Mary’s husband. Yet they do tell us a few things about his character.  In fact his actions testify to the fact that he was indeed a righteous man. For this reason he became a means in God’s hand to give to the world the Messiah, Savior of the world. Read more »

Day 8

The dream of every young girl would not be for Mary. She would not spend the night with her girl friends waiting for Joseph to bring her to the wedding celebration; a celebration she had grown up dreaming of when the day it would be hers. Read more »

Day 9

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.  Read more »

Day 10

God is up to something big, but every time that God is up to something big, Satan will surely attempt to defeat God’s purpose.  This is true in the Scripture passage above, and will be true in the work of FON for the Nazareth Baptist School.  Read more »

Day 11

Mary and Joseph journeyed from Bethlehem to Jerusalem shortly after Jesus’ birth for Mary’s purification ritual and to offer a sacrifice. Upon entering the temple area, they meet Simeon, a devout and Godly man who was eagerly waiting for the Messiah – let’s imagine the scene.  Read more »

Day 12

Anna surely lived a very difficult life. She was widowed after 7 years of marriage. We might expect to read about a bitter, sad, whining old woman. But, we see a different character. We see a woman who, in spite of losing her husband and having no children, has retained her love for God. Read more »

Day 13

Upon returning, all of us are familiar with the statement that is often spoken: “There’s no place like home”. Nazareth is the hometown of Jesus. Read more »

Day 14

Most of the time we view the text about the wise men going to Bethlehem as part of the Christmas story, but if we look closely, it is a lesson of “knowing about God”. Read more »

Day 15

The prophet Isaiah declared “In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, and made Me a polished arrow; in His quiver He has hidden Me.” Read more »

Day 16

I’m sure at some point in Joseph’s life he looked back and contemplated the dramatic course his life had taken. And as he looked back, very few things had gone according to his plan.  Read more »

Day 17

Was Jesus like other boys? Did he love to run and play? Was he concerned with “fitting in”? Did the human side and the divine side have perfect balance even at that age? Did he possess spiritual power even then? Read more »

Day 18

It is highly instructive to study the choices God made. A holy God, who could do anything He decided in any way He decided, made choices. And these choices had consequences. Read more »

Day 19

Scripture tells us just prior to the Luke 4:14-15 account that Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness and in Jerusalem being tested by the devil. Afterwards His final three years of life and ministry commenced. Read more »

Day 20

After the teaching of the parables, Jesus came back to Nazareth, where he was met by rejection from his own people. One might think that this happened only in Nazareth, while in other places His ministry was welcomed and accepted.  Read more »

Day 21

It was early in Jesus ministry. Philip, a newly chosen disciple who was from the town of Bethsaida where Andrew and Peter lived, excitedly shared the news with Nathaniel that the Messiah had been found. Read more »

Day 22

People confronted by God the Son through his revealing of truth must ask the ultimate question. It is a question of identity and origin. ‘Who is this man? Read more »

Day 23

Just days after calling the first of His disciples, Jesus attended a wedding in my hometown, Cana of Galilee. There is no indication in the Bible that Jesus was invited to the wedding as a “miracle worker”.  Read more »

Day 24

Very often, we as Christians take God’s love for granted!  We know that love comes from God, the source of love. By walking with Him and experiencing His love for us we get to understand the true meaning of love. Read more »

Day 25

As my children have grown up, I have noticed how they begin to look, sound, think and react like their mother and me. They can’t help it. It is who they are. It is in their DNA. Read more »

Day 26

The mount of Precipitation (Precipice) is one of my favorite spots today. Standing on its top one can see Mt. Carmel, the Gilboa Mountains, the Jezreel Valley, Mount Tabor, the Jordan Valley and other Biblical sites. Read more »

Day 27

When we think about the identity of Jesus Christ we tend to think of His glorious and divine nature. But today we shall dwell more on His earthly life and character without underestimating the powers and majesty that should surround our Savior. Read more »

Day 28

The charge given by the angel to Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome on that first Easter morning was to tell that Jesus of Nazareth is risen, “He is Alive”! This proclamation is without doubt the greatest in the history of mankind!  Read more »

Day 29

The church has a preaching task. It is the duty of every follower of Christ to tell the story of the good news of Jesus to those who have never heard it.  Read more »

Day 30

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house. Read more »

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