Monthly Archives: December 2014

Family Gingerbread House Contest Dec. 2014

For the last several years, our family (kids & spouses) has had a Gingerbread House contest during the Christmas season. This year’s is a bit late, since we didn’t get together with the kids until the week after Christmas, at … Continue reading

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The Only One Who Matters

In Job 13:9 the oppressed saint asks his fickle friends a question: “Will it be well when He examines you?” That is a question that should search the hearts of us all.

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Test Words!

Job 12:11 is a great example of some of the good advice this godly man has to offer us: “Does not the ear test words, as the palate tastes its food?” It SHOULD — but unfortunately that is not always … Continue reading

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A “Sure-Fire Church Growth Method”

For the last generation, “church growth” has been a primary emphasis in American religion. Methods and process which appeal to the population at large have been employed by many religious practitioners in the hopes of reaching the unreached in our … Continue reading

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Why the Incarnation: Paul Harvey’s “The Man & The Birds”

I have used Paul Harvey’s “The Man & The Birds” over the years as a favorite story to illustrate the meaning and necessity of the doctrine of the Incarnation, that God became Man in the Person of Jesus Christ. Following … Continue reading

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“Yachidati”: God’s Great Christmas Gift!

We understand more about God’s gift to us at Christmas from a Hebrew word used in Psalm 22:20. There the Psalmist asks God to deliver “yachidati” from the power of the dog (the enemy). The Hebrew word “yachid” means “only … Continue reading

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His Humiliation — And Our Response

“Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown when Thou camest to earth for me …” the Christmas hymn says. Psalm 22:18 continues the idea of the humility — and even humiliation — that Jesus underwent for us: “They … Continue reading

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