Christmas: Real Good News of Great Joy for all People

Christmas is real good news of great joy for all people

I think, no matter who you are, there has been misinformation on both sides of about everything the past year or two. Sometimes we see something on social media, Facebook, or whatever, and it grabs our attention and seems pretty possible. Then there’s other stuff like this… There is no coast of Austria. Austria is […]

Some “Christmas Songs” should be all the time Songs

Some “Christmas Songs” should be all the time Songs

Some “Christmas Songs” should be all the time Songs We thankfully don’t limit songs that refer to the cross or the resurrection to Easter. So why do we limit songs about Christ’s advent and incarnation to the Christmas season? Jesus’ coming and incarnation are not just relevant in December. Those profound truths are relevant in […]

"In those days..." shows us our days are in God's hands

“In those days…” shows us our days are in God’s hands

“In those days…” shows us our days are in God’s hands “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree… So Joseph also went up… to Bethlehem…” (Luke 2:1). . One of the most profound parts of the Christmas story is the small phrase “In those days.” This concept comes up repeatedly in the Nativity story. In […]

Christmas and Christian Mission

“Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you’” (John 20:21). We don’t often think of Christmas as connected to missions but it really is. Let me show you. First, “Christmas” is actually shorthand for “Christ’s mass.” The English word “Mass” comes from the Latin word missa,[1] […]

What Made Mary Special?

What made Mary special? Was there something in her background that made God choose her? Did she have a high place in society? Let’s look at some background to try to answer those questions. Mary was a young girl (maybe as young as thirteen) from an obscure town. Actually, when one of Jesus’ future disciples […]

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