Contributed on Dec 15, 2008
Christmas is about many things, but one strong virtue that Christmas brings to mind is humility.
Happy Are the Humble (Luke 1:39-56) 1. Sherlock Holmes is quoted as saying, "I am not among those who count humility among the virtues." 2. We tend to think of humility and not dwelling on oneself or comparing oneself to others. Wikipedia adds this insight: "Humility, or being humble, is ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
The prophetic poems of Christmas take us on a journey from heaven to Israel, and then to the world.
Sermon Note Material (sermon follows) Chiasmus in Luke 1:68-79 by Ed Vasicek The four prophetic poems in Luke are not merely random accounts of history (though they are historical), but take us into a direction. In the Magnificat (1:46-55), the theme is that God loves to exalt the humble ...read more