Stephen J. Bramer


And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I …

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Alpha and Omega

“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end’” (Revelation 22:13, ESV). “Wooden Block Letters—and the Babe in Bethlehem” As a child you may have played with wooden blocks on which were carved the letters of the alphabet. You may have even tried, perhaps unsuccessfully, to spell …

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Powerful Baby!

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David” (Luke 1:68–69, ESV). When you think of “baby,” a synonym or an adjective that accompanies it is rarely, if ever, “powerful!” Yet, that is …

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