My Son

“Then he got up, took the child and his mother during the night, and went to Egypt. He stayed there until Herod died. In this way what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet was fulfilled: ‘I called my Son out of Egypt’” (Matthew 2:14–15, NET). The aftermath of the first Christmas was not …

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The Truth

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6, ESV). Throughout history, many theories of truth have been suggested. The pragmatist claims that “truth is what works.” The empiricist states that “truth is what we can experience or observe.” …

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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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Our Bridegroom

“And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut” (Matthew 25:10, NASB) The Christmas season gives each of us the opportunity to remember, reflect upon, and celebrate the first coming of Jesus as …

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My Lord and My God

Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:28, NIV). This season is not joyful for everyone. Some dread it. Their melancholy memories make it hard to sing. “Joy to the World!”—not really. “How Great Our Joy!”—well, maybe for you. Before you label me “Scrooge,” come with me to meet a first-century disciple …

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