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“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus [Yeshua — YHWH saves], because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Christmas is about salvation and God saves at Advent. Here is […]

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Prayer for God’s Help Dear God, thank you for this season of Advent that helps us to prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.  As we read the Bible and light a candle, may excitement for Christ’s coming burn […]

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“She will give birth to a son,” the angel tells Joseph, “and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). One thinks here of Abraham and Sarah longing for […]

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Mary’s untimely premature pregnancy was bad enough. That Joseph, her fiance was about to divorce her would have perhaps made the situation unbearable for Mary. So, God sends an “angel.” Matthew 1:20 reads: But after he had considered this, an […]

My favorite Christmas hymn is “O Come, O Come Immanuel,” a 12th Century Christian hymn originally written in Latin. Here are the words and I wish Stephanie Seefeldt would make the ivories of her piano sing this song for us: […]

Amazing Grace Techno – Computer Controlled Christmas Lights from Richard Holdman on Vimeo. HT: MT

Jesus is, Matthew 1:1 tells us, the son of Abraham and the son of David. David is another Christmas word. An important one. The promise to David in 2 Samuel 7 was that someone in the line of David would […]

Matthew opens up his Gospel with these words: A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:Abraham was the father of Isaac,Isaac the father of Jacob,Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers […]

Prayer for God’s Help Dear God, thank you for this season of Advent that helps us to prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.  As we read the Bible and light a candle, may excitement for Christ’s coming burn […]

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Flesh and Glory — an odd […]

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