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“Unfathomable Mystery”

In the Sermon this past Sunday I made a passing reference to a J.I. Packer quote on the Incarnation. Here is the fuller quote for your edification. Dr. Packer wrote: It is here, in the thing that happened at the … Continue reading

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God’s Gift

“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” -2 Corinthians 2:15 In his recent book, Hidden Christmas Tim Keller writes: Every other religion and moral philosophy tells you to summon up all of your strength and live as you ought. … Continue reading

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“Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room”

We have entered into the Christmas season. The season of Advent, where many focus on the coming of Christ. As we enter this time I want to offer two reflections from two great preachers. In his Advent devotional, The Dawning … Continue reading

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“Awake, Mankind!”

Augustine (AD 354-430) wrote: Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become man. Awake, you who sleep, rise up from the dead, and Christ will enlighten you. I tell you again: for your sake, God became a man. You would … Continue reading

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The Crown of Thorns

No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found. –Isaac … Continue reading

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The Virgin Birth

“And the angel answered her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.’” –Luke 1:35 In his book, The Person of … Continue reading

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Christ Descended

Here is a great C.S. Lewis quote taken from Stephen Nichols’ book, Peace: Classic Readings for Christmas. In the Christian story God descends to reascend. He comes down; down from the heights of absolute being into time and space, down … Continue reading

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Christmas Planned Long in Advance

We are officially in what we often refer to as the Christmas season. As we approach December 25th there will be many celebrations with co-workers, family and friends. If you are like my wife, you have made plans, arrangements, and … Continue reading

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Reading for the Season

Sunday I mentioned that over the past two years I have given special attention in my reading to three theological categories: Union with Christ, Trinity, and Incarnation. Another recommendation I would make for those seeking to be more disciplined in … Continue reading

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A Christmas Hymn

I wanted to share with you a lesser known Hymn written by Martin Luther. Luther wrote many Hymns and actually penned this one for children. Our little Lord, we give thee praise That thou hast deigned to take our ways. … Continue reading

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