THE BEAUTY OF MANUAL LABOR By David Murray… We have a tendency to put asunder what God has joined together. Afterward, we often devalue one part of what we’ve divided. For example, though God has joined human beings in a union of body and soul, we sometimes divide the soul and body, then attribute huge value to the soul and little to the body. Read the rest Here.
Do You Believe in a Santa Christ? From Nathan W. Bingham… In Dr. Sinclair Ferguson’s book, In Christ Alone, he shares the sad reality that many Christians have a Christology that is more informed by Santa Claus than Scripture. For them, the message of the incarnation has been so twisted or diluted that they have in fact created for themselves a savior who is nothing more than a Santa Christ. Read the rest Here.
“The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity – hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory – because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross.” J.I. Packer
Feed My Lambs — The Tender Courage of the Christian Ministry by Albert Mohler… The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains a list of recognized job descriptions, and that list has been undergoing a lot of change in recent years. Some jobs have disappeared entirely. There is little call for lamplighters and ice cutters today, and those jobs actually disappeared long ago. More recently threatened jobs include telephone operators and typewriter repairmen. They will soon join lamplighters and ice cutters on the list of jobs that exist no longer. Read the rest Here.
Christmas Evangelism By yours truly… I can’t tell you how many conversations I have started about Jesus Christ because of the Christmas seasons, it really is an easier transition to go from the natural realm to the spiritual realm during the last 6 or so weeks of the year, let me explain. When the Christmas season comes around every year I believe it’s the easiest time to evangelize the lost, because talking about Jesus Christ . Read the rest Here.
This Taken From Eddie Eddings
Who Was St. Nicholas? By Kevin DeYoung… The unsatisfying answer to the title of this post is that nobody knows for sure. To quote one Nicholas scholar “We can grant a bishop of that name who had a great impact on his homeland. We can also accept December 6 as the day of his death and burial. These are all the facts we can hold to. Further we cannot go.” (Gustav Anrich quoted by Charles W. Jones in Saint Nicholas of Bari, Myra, and Manhattan). According to the best estimates, Nicholas, was born around 280 AD in Patara, in Asia Minor. Read the rest Here.
How Children Hear Us Sing…….
- Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly
- On the first day of Christmas my tulip gave to me
- Later on we’ll perspire, as we dream by the fire.
- He’s makin’ a list, chicken and rice.
- Frosty the Snowman is a ferret elf, I say
- Sleep in heavenly peas
- In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is sparse and brown
- You’ll go down in listerine
- Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay
- Good tidings we bring to you and your kid
(Not sure where I found this)
Free from Christian Audio This Month
“for today in the city of David
there has been born for you a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.”
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria