The First Silent Night

 “Silent night, holy night – all is calm …” So begins one of the all-time favorite carols of this season. Over the coming weeks, this song will be sung throughout churches as Christmas Day approaches. Silence, calm – these are not words that describe what many experience during these days....

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Good News of Great Joy

I bring you good news of great joy. For unto you is born … a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This shall be a sign unto you; you should find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. These are the words from Heaven spoken by angels...

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The Christmas Cross

Some aspects of Christmas disclose themselves covertly: the Christ Child, a tiny babe, was also Mankind’s Savior and continues to be our Personal Defender. You see, justice precedes love in God’s saving scheme and we must see this. Justice and judgment must factor in or we lose realness. Without grounds...

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