A Christmas Nugget

There are many wonderful spiritual nuggets that are found in the Biblical account of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. One spiritual nugget that sticks out like a flashing light is found in Luke 1:38. The angel had just explained to Mary how she would give birth to the Savior of the world though…

Making Jesus Known

Luke 2:16-17 says, “And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.” After the shepherds had the amazing encounter with the angels, they went to see Jesus for…

The “fear not’s” of Christmas

We live in a very fearful world. Our minds are often filled with worries and fears. We fear the instability of our nation’s security. We fear the very real possibility of economic collapse. We fear what kind of world our children are inheriting. We are concerned for their future. Such fears are nothing new in…

Suffering and Christmas

In recent days we have been reminded of the evil that is present in the world. When tragic events occur we often question how and why evil exists. We are even prone to question why God would allow such things to happen. How can God allow someone to kill innocent children? Could God not prevent…

Transformed Lives: Luke 2:1-20

The Christmas story is one that has been told millions of times down through the centuries. It is a story that will never grow old. However, it is more than just a story. The story of Jesus is not a fairy tale. It is an actual historical event. The events surrounding the birth of Christ…

Gabriel’s Message

Luke is a physician who writes this Gospel under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit with the compassion and warmth that you would expect from a family doctor. In our text we find the events surrounding the birth of John the Baptist and the conception of Jesus, the Savior of the world. The focal point…