The Word Became Flesh

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1:14, NASB) The message of Christmas is the message of the incarnation of Christ – fully God and fully man, two complete natures in one unique Person.  C.S. Lewis called it “the Grand Miracle” of Christianity.  If you think that sounds a little heavy for…

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Joy To The World – A Song Of Glorious Consummation!

As the author of over 750 songs, and commonly referred to as the “Father of Hymns,” Isaac Watts wrote “Joy To The World” NOT as a Christmas hymn, but rather on the theme of the 2nd Coming of Christ.  You will note that the song has NO reference to shepherds, wise men, angels, babe in…

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Christmas: Free Hearts and a Free Nation

Why would God wrap himself in human flesh to dwell among men? Some would argue that he did it to save those who are lost in sin. Some would contend to destroy the works of the devil. Others would say to establish justice and peace throughout the world. Each of these responses would be correct,…

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Calculate The Cost

“For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?”  (Luke 14:28, NASB)      All who were in any way connected with the Advent of the Messiah into this world paid an enormous price….

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“Christian Fundamentalists” Same As Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorists–With Respect To Guns! So Says “Christian” Author!

Over the last several weeks, a variety of articles on guns, gun violence, and the “Christian’s response” to guns have come across my desk.  To be honest, the breadth of opinions range from the serious to the absurd.  Though not all can be answered (simply because of time limitations), some do deserve a response.  I’ve…

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President’s Smoke And Mirrors Speech!

Last evening, President Obama delivered a much anticipated address to the nation with respect to the tragic shootings in California last week.  The speech was, in actuality, NO SPEECH, for it provided nothing new as far as a strategy is concerned.  The only positive thing about it was that the President did use the term…

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A MINOR PROPHET WITH A MAJOR MESSAGE

Imbedded in the memory of many of us who regularly celebrate Christmas is Matthew’s quotation of Micah 5:2, “AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.” (Matthew 2:6) What is forgotten by…

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Syrian Refugees – To Accept, Or Not?

As Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving weekend, Muslim terrorists continued to spew out threats of horrific acts of barbarism against the United States.  Within the last three weeks, Islamic entities have punctuated their intent to create a global caliphate by perpetrating inhumane acts in Paris, Mali, and the Sinai, culminating in a United States State Department…

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“A Day Of Thanksgiving And Praise To Our Beneficent Father!”

At the conclusion of this brief message, you will find the Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, whose recommendation “set apart…the last Thursday of November…as a (national) day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our Beneficent Father Who dwelleth in the heavens.” As we gather with family and friends, I trust that we…

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