Category Archives: Christmas Traditions

When Church Work Becomes a Burden

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for … Continue reading

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A Christmas Version of 1 Corinthians chapter 13

1 Corinthians chapter 13 is often called the great “love chapter.” With this is mind, someone has written a Christmas version of it. Somewhere down through the years I picked up a copy and stuck it in my file folder … Continue reading

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Gluttony

Our family feasted yesterday for our Thanksgiving meal. My wife, Tonya, is an excellent cook and she prepared her annual buffet: turkey, mashed potatoes, cream corn, dressing, macaroni and cheese, slaw, crescent rolls, pumpkin pie, cheese cake, etc. She also … Continue reading

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The Wise Men’s Reaction

Series: “Reactions to Christ’s Birth” (post #4) Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Luke 2:11

The new podcast centers around Luke 2:11 and deals with the simplicity of the Christmas message. It was a simple message — “A Savior is born to you this day” — first delivered to a simple group of people: shepherds. … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Childhood (post #2 of 3)

When last we left Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus, they were in Jerusalem in the Jewish temple performing a couple of important services per the Mosaic law. At this point, Jesus is 40 days old and has been circumcised … Continue reading

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It’s a Pleasure Doing Business With You

Two women were walking down the street of a large city. It was Christmastime and the storefront windows were all decked out for the holiday in an attempt to lure in the shoppers. The dress-store window featured a Christmas tree … Continue reading

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A Changed Heart

Each year at this time many thousands of people participate in Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program. The names of the children of inmates are placed as “angel ornaments” on Christmas trees in churches, businesses, and shopping malls. Along with each … Continue reading

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Take The Christmas Quiz

Here are 20 questions (actually 21) that come out of the Bible’s Christmas story. I gave this quiz to the folks at my church. You take it and see how you do. Each question is worth 5 points and the extra … Continue reading

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Some Things To Remember This Christmas

An old legend tells of how Satan and his demons once threw a Christmas party for themselves. As the party was ending and the demons were heading out to begin their worldwide activity again, one demon jokingly said to Satan, … Continue reading

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