Category Archives: Christmas

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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How a Man Named Jeconiah Affects the Christmas Story

Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon. And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. (Matthew 1:11-12, N.K.J.V.) Shortly following the death of King Solomon, the … Continue reading

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Small Entrances

A playground in Chicago was called “the tiny tot play lot.” Any child who wanted to enter it could only do so by way of a entrance that was very low and shaped like a keyhole. If the child could … 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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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Isaiah 7:14

Merry Christmas everybody! A couple of weeks ago I preached a sermon on Christ’s virgin birth. Along about the same time Malcolm taught a class on the topic. So, we decided to pool our efforts and devote a podcast to … Continue reading

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Your Reaction

“Reactions to Christ’s Birth” series (post #7) That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know … Continue reading

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The Religious Leaders’ Reaction

“Reactions to Christ’s Birth” series: (post #6) Imagine that you have waited your whole life for John Doe to arrive. When you were a child, your parents told you, “One day John Doe will come to our people, and when … Continue reading

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Herod’s Reaction

“Reactions to Christ’s Birth” series: (post #5) When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them … 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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