Christmas


The fab five family of mine have really enjoyed reading this article on “Who was St. Nicholas?”  Highlights the man, myths, and, yes, mushrooms for gifts. Yep.  Ever wonder where some of the folklore surrounding Santa Claus came from?  The North Pole, chimney’s, stockings, and Kris Kringle… Hey, I thought this guy’s name was St. Nicholas?

Then enjoy the read… and please, no mushrooms as a gift.

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From C.H. Spurgeon (as posted by Ray Ortlund)…

 “‘Immanuel, God with us.’  It is hell’s terror.  Satan trembles at the sound of it. . . . Let him come to you suddenly, and do you but whisper that word, ‘God with us,’ back he falls, confounded and confused. . . . ‘God with us’ is the laborer’s strength.  How could he preach the gospel, how could he bend his knees in prayer, how could the missionary go into foreign lands, how could the martyr stand at the stake, how could the confessor own his Master, how could men labor if that one word were taken away? . . . ‘God with us’ is eternity’s sonnet, heaven’s hallelujah, the shout of the glorified, the song of the redeemed, the chorus of the angels, the everlasting oratorio of the great orchestra of the sky. . . .

Feast, Christians, feast; you have a right to feast. . . . But in your feasting, think of the Man in Bethlehem.  Let him have a place in your hearts, give him the glory, think of the virgin who conceived him, but think most of all of the Man born, the Child given.

I finish by again saying, A happy Christmas to you all!

C. H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of the Old Testament (London, n.d.), III:430.

Keving DeYoung has a discenring post on St. Nicholas and Jesus Christ at Christmas time… click here.

Jim Hamilton can help you understand how the Christmas story contributes to God’s glory… click here.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

So what do you think Atlanta Road Alliance Church choir?  Want to give it a go??

Preaching on Isaiah 7:14, C. H. Spurgeon said this about Jesus Christ, our Emmanuel:

“God with us.” It is hell’s terror. Satan trembles at the sound of it; the black-winged dragon of the pit quails before it. Let him come to you suddenly, and do you but whisper that word, “God with us,” back he falls, confounded and confused. “God with us” is the laborer’s strength; how could he preach the gospel, how could he bend his knees in prayer, how could the missionary go into foreign lands, how could the martyr stand at the stake, how could the confessor own his Master, how could men labor, if that one word were taken away? “God with us” is the sufferer’s comfort, the balm of his woe, the alleviation of his misery, the sleep which God gives to his beloved, their rest after exertion and toil. “God with us” is eternity’s sonnet, heaven’s hallelujah, the shout of the glorified, the song of the redeemed, the chorus of angels, the everlasting oratorio of the great orchestra of the sky.

An evangelistic short film (10 minutes) from St. Helen’s Bishopgate in London.  It features New Testament scholar Paul Barnett.  Did the Christmas event really happen?  Find out…

For the answer as to why X is used in Xmas (and really doesn’t mean disrespect), read this from RC Sproul.

Facing family tensions this Christmas? Click here for some wise guidance.

Want some practical tips on sharing Christ this Christmas?  Click here.

If this was too short of a post for you… it’s because I’m helping my wife clean the bathrooms!  How’s that for multi-tasking!

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