I hope you all enjoyed the celebration of Christ’s birth with family and friends! I will be taking this week off to spend time with family. Lord willing I will return Tuesday January 2nd with a new post. See you then!
Over the last several days I have written about the theme of obedience that runs through the Christmas story. There was the obedience of the Magi, and of Mary and Joseph. Today we will take a look at the preeminent example of obedience in Christmas: Jesus. Jesus was obedient to the will of the … More Born to Die: The Obedience of Jesus in Birth and Death
I have written on the topic of obedience many times. That is because obedience is intrinsic to the Christian’s relationship with God. It is obedience by which our love for Jesus is measured. Jesus Himself set this standard: “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15), and “He who has My commandments and keeps them, … More The Obedience of Mary and Joseph
Chapter 2 of the Gospel according to Matthew covers the story of the Magi who came to worship Christ after His birth. The scripture records that the Magi had seen ‘His star’ when it rose, and so they knew he had been born. Many scholars believe, as I mentioned yesterday, that the Magi would have … More The Star of Bethlehem
Most people have heard of the Magi. We have Christmas songs that mention them: “We three kings of Orient are, bearing gifts, we traverse far.” They are part of nativity sets and church Christmas plays. But somehow, it always seems like they are sort of in the periphery when the subject of Christ’s birth is … More Lessons from the Magi
Seeing as we are days away from the start of a brand new year, I thought it might be helpful to you all to do a post about Bible reading plans. Let’s begin with the basics. Believers need to be in the Scripture daily because it is God’s Word to us. We can not … More Have you considered a Bible reading plan for the new year?
If you were to ask people what are the most taxing excerpts to read in the Bible, I am betting that they would say the genealogies. There are a lot of them and they are far removed from our experience in our modern western culture. I’m sure a fair number of you wonder why the … More Genealogy of Jesus and the problem of the Jeconiah curse