Month: December 2015

Thus it begins

“Today the Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord, was born for you in the City of David.” Luke 2:11. Today we celebrate the birth of Christ and the hope that He brings to us. Some two thousand years ago, His birth went unnoticed by the elite and those in power; yet it was boldly…

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The Real War on Christmas

“King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the world in riches and wisdom…his heart was not completely with the Lord his God, as his father David’s  had been.” 1 Kings 10:23;11:4. In recent years, many evangelicals cry out about a supposed “War on Christmas” being perpetrated by the media and businesses. Everything from Starbucks’ plain red…

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Do Not Keep Christ in Christmas

  “You are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21  During this time of year, many people go about spreading good tidings of great cheer with trite little phrases such as “keep Christ in Christmas,” or “ Jesus is the reason for the season.” With all the commercialism and…

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Festival of Lights.

“Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter. Jesus was walking in the temple complex in Solomon’s Colonnade.” John 10:22-23. This evening marks the beginning of one of the most iconic Jewish holidays, Hanukkah. The Festival of Lights, or Festival of Dedication, as it is sometimes referred to as, celebrates…

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Peace.

“I  will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.” Psalm 4:8. The great warrior-poet-king, David, is responsible for composing a majority of the songs and poems in the book of Psalms. David experienced many great highs and lows in his life, and, like any great author,…

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