O Little Town

It was the point of entry for Jesus. The Son came here as Immanuel, God with us. It was at that time a shepherd’s place. This makes sense:  the Good Shepherd first showed up in a sheep town. We are talking about the little town of Bethlehem, of course. During...

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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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Angels We Have Heard

She was a woman on the run. Feeling unwelcome and mistreated as a maid in the home of Abraham and Sarah, Hagar made her escape. She was pregnant and all alone as she sat by a stream in the wilderness of Canaan. At least, she had found a place of...

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Christmas From Berlin

Christmas is about getting as much as it is about giving. Apparently though, this is a thing we are all having a hard time doing: Getting. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Oh, why did you get this for me? I haven’t gotten anything for you!” In...

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