Contributed on Nov 26, 2007
Why did Christ come to earth by being born as a man?
A Sunday school teacher asked her class of kindergarteners to draw a picture of the manger scene at Bethlehem. In the corner of one student’s sketch was a very plump, jolly-looking fellow. “Tell me about this person,” requested the teacher, pointing to the portly character. “Oh,” replied the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2007
From the examples of Herod and the Wise Men, we can learn about how we should respond to the message and meaning of Christmas.
The gifts that the Magi brought to honor Jesus are often cited in any attempt to explain the tradition of giving gifts at Christmas. Too often, however, our focus at Christmas is more of the gifts we receive, rather than the Gift God gave. A family celebrated Christmas each year by singing ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2007
We need to be careful how we celebrate Christmas.
A father called a family conference and challenged everyone to be more disciplined in the management of their time during the busy Christmas season and to curtail excessive spending on gifts. He talked about better relations between visiting relatives and a more congenial atmosphere around their ...read more