Monthly Archives: December 2019

My Favorite Christmas Dinner- Redux

Note:  This was first posted here on December 25, 2013 and I thought you might enjoy it again this year… after all, when it is time for Christmas Dinner, isn’t it really about the relationships at the table more than … Continue reading

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May all of the Blessing of the Season be Yours!

  My wish this Christmas is that you and yours will find and secure all of the blessings of our Lord.  I hope that you will grow in your walk with Christ in the coming year, that your loved ones … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Eve…Ever!

  I was 10 years old on December 24, 1968: Christmas Eve! I was sure excited, as any self-respecting 10-year-old would be on Christmas Eve, but that year was to be different for me.  My family didn’t watch TV on … Continue reading

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December 24

  Well here we are, December 24… the day before Christmas… or as some call it illogically “Christmas Eve Day”.  (I can’t figure out how it could be “Eve” and “Day” at the same rime, but I digress…) When I … Continue reading

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Arrested!

Matthew 26:47-56 As Jesus was saying the words of 26:46, the party sent to arrest Him is entering the scene with Judas in the lead. In the events that follow, there are a few actions that have an almost comical … Continue reading

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Season of Peace

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:7 When you watch movies about Christmas, you almost get the idea that there is something magical about it, but sadly, … Continue reading

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Wonder of Wonders

There is so much to take in when we consider the story of the birth of our Lord Jesus in Bethlehem so many centuries ago, the story is almost too much to absorb. There is one aspect to it that … Continue reading

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In the Garden

Matthew 26:36-46 Matthew shifts the scene to the Garden of Gethsemane (which means “oil press”). This is another scene that is no doubt a familiar one for most all of us, a scene that has an odd feel to it, … Continue reading

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Wow! Christmas is Almost Here!

Who was it exactly, who was born in Bethlehem so long ago.  John makes it clear at the beginning of his Gospel: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: The Passion Narrative

Matthew 26:1-28:20 This final section of Matthew’s account of Jesus is quite interesting for several reasons and is deserving of a little extra background information. To begin, it is comprised of three parts, the first of which runs from 26:1-56 … Continue reading

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