Responding to Christmas

“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about (Luke 2:15, NIV).” The shepherds give us a great example to follow when we hear God’s word.  They responded immediately.  We […]

Where’s the Real King?

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1-2, NIV) Try to imagine, for […]

God with Us

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23, NIV) The two pivotal facts of Jesus’ incarnation are found right here: Jesus is God and Jesus is human.  He is Immanuel, God with us. Why is this important? Consider […]

The Cradle, Cross, and Crown

One of the reasons we love Christmas is because of tradition. There’s an old saying that tradition is a clock that tells you what time it was.  And for many of us, that time was our childhood…or when the kids were little…or before a loved one passed away. So it stands to reason that many […]