A COMBINED LUKE/MATTHEW.....Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way.When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss … Continue reading The birth of Jesus Christ
Tonight is one of the most holy nights of the year. As we move from today's Christmas Eve preparations into tomorrow's Christmas Day celebrations, we will be rejoicing in the moment of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.Over two millennia ago in a small room in the little town of Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph brought … Continue reading Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph
Driving in to work this morning, my wife and I heard the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know?" playing on the radio.In the version that we heard, Kenny Rogers is asking if she knew that the child she was carrying would do many wondrous things.He asks if she knows that he will 'one day walk … Continue reading What did she know?
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” It was a common ancient belief that a new star would appear at the occasion of a ruler’s birth. On one particular, memorable night just over two millennia ago now, three king’s … Continue reading A star, a star, shining in the night