Christ the King

December 23, 2018
At Christmas time we sing that Jesus was “born a child, and yet a king”. This fact affected everything for Jesus and His parents right from the beginning.

Wonderful Counselor

December 25, 2016
Centuries before Jesus was born, Isaiah prophesied what Christmas would mean for the world. The one to come will be called Wonderful and Counselor, revealing Jesus and how He would…
Christmas carols are some of the richest songs ever written. Some date back potentially to Christ, while Joy to the World, written in 1719 by Isaac Watts, is just coming…

The Word Became Flesh

December 27, 2015
John doesn’t give us a birth narrative, a genealogy, a story of a manger or shepherds, angels or wise men. His Gospel is different and startling. This is a relaxing…

Unto Us a Child is Born

December 20, 2015
The birth of Jesus is like a stuffed stocking—overflowing and full of surprises. Many of these surprises are found in things we’ve heard already. The names of Jesus are stupendous,…

Born of a Virgin

December 13, 2015
In the Apostles’ Creed, Christians confess that Jesus “was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary.” Both gospels that give an account of Jesus’ birth include…

The Sunrise of the World

December 6, 2015
It’s Christmas time, the most wonderful time of the year. But in a more fundamental sense, it has been Christmas time for two millennia. Celebrating this day and season should…

The Irony of Christmas

December 21, 2014
Irony occurs when something is said or done which is the opposite of what is expected. Simply unexpected things are not ironic, like a man walking and slipping on a…

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