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…

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Often times I am asked if it is wrong to participate in things such as Santa Clause, Christmas Trees, Exchanging Gifts, etc. To answer that question, we must look at the purpose and reason for this special time of year. Christmas is a time in which we set aside to celebrate the coming of our…

Christmas Eve 1921

“It was Christmas Eve 1921. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn’t been enough money to buy me the rifle that I’d wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a little extra…