From: December 25, 2018
Scripture for today: Zechariah 8:1-23; Revelation 16:1-21; Psalm 144:1-15; Proverbs 30:29-31
From: December 25, 2017
From: December 25, 2016
Advent means “coming.” On this Christmas day we celebrate and remember Christ’s coming unto us in the city of David as Savior and Lord. Yet, this day should also remind us that He is coming again. So, let us look back to celebrate His first coming while also staying awake to look forward for His soon return. Merry Christmas!
From: December 25, 2015
The psalmist David looks to God and finds in Him everything, but looks to man by comparison and finds next to nothing. He wonders how God can stoop to know and acknowledge lowly humanity. Yet, God not only stoops to know, He humbles Himself to become… “the Son of Man.” God sent His Son to become like us, so that we might become like Him. This is the gift behind every gift. Merry Christmas!!
From: December 25, 2014
Everyone has a god, someone/something they idolize and worship. The atheist worships reason, the hedonist bows to pleasure, and the pantheist prays to nature. Yet, all are humanists at heart and have chosen themselves as god and gone their own way. Some will find fleeting moments of happiness and distraction. But only those who have recognized the LORD as God will know true JOY!
From: December 25, 2013
“Advent” means “coming.” We remember that Christ has come and we prepare for His coming again. Just as He first came in the fulness of time (As a child is born in the 9th month), so His return will be after creation itself finishes its labor pains. A wise mother-to-be is already packed and ready for the water’s breaking. As the day approaches, her watching is all the more intense. Likewise, we are to be prepared for Christ’s sudden return.
From: December 25, 2012
Young and old alike anticipate Christmas morning, watching and hoping for toys and new clothes. But the One born on Christmas day calls us to get clothes of righteousness from Him and to be watching for His return. It’s good to celebrate His birth, especially when we let the Story lead us to the Cross, the Empty Tomb and to His Parousia. Merry Christmas friends! And Happy Birthday Jesus!
From: December 25, 2011
What people will say when they see us worshiping the Savior as we should at Christmas. May we experience Immanuel, God with us, on this Christmas morning! Blessings!