Contributed on Nov 26, 2010
In "Preparing for Christ’s’ Coming" we must be 1)Alert (Mt. 24:37–42) and 2) Ready (Mt. 24:43–44).
As children prepare wish lists, and adults plan Christmas get-togethers, this is an exciting time of year. Although it means extra planning and work, there is something exciting in anticipation of Christmas. "Ready or not", Christmas celebrations are coming soon. The familiar expression “Here I ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2010
To Prepare the Way for the arrival of Christ, John the Baptist presented 1) His Ministry (Matthew 3:1-6) and 2) His Message (Matthew 3:7-12) pointing to the coming King.
Before people meet for Christmas gatherings, it is not uncommon to send out an R.S.V.P. to determine who is coming. The host declares that there will be a party at such and such a time, and such and such a location. You tend to know generally who else is coming and what to do to prepare. This ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2010
To "Prepare His Kingdom" John the Baptist inquires about Jesus’ Kingship through 1) The Request (Matthew 11:2-3), 2) The Reply (Matthew 11:4-6), and 3) The Recognition (Matthew 11:7-11)
Do you have all your Christmas shopping done? Some people finish their Christmas shopping during boxing day sales. In some ways we admire those who are so prepared that they finish all their shopping early. What kind of person is that organized? As we all know, the later you do your shopping, the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2010
The Virgin Birth 1) Conceived (Matthew 1:18), 2) Confronted (Matthew 1:19–20), 3) Clarified, (Matthew 1:21) 4) Connected (Matthew 1:22-23), and 5) Consummated (Matthew 1:24-25).
One of the most famous Christmas stories is entitled: "THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS", written by either Clement Clarke Moore or Henry Livingston. It begins: ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the ...read more