Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Dragon’s Defeat

“Hark the herald angels sing, a dragon waits to eat our king.” That was a tweet by Chad Bird, linking to his blog post, “When a Dragon Tried To Eat Jesus: The Nativity Story We Don’t Talk About.” The opening … Continue reading

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Good News Of Great Joy

In the familiar story of Luke 2:8-12 an angel comes to shepherds outside of Bethlehem with joyful news. What makes the news good? And is that encouragement spoken to you—who may not happen to be feeling happy? Good news replaces … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Impossible with God

  God’s promise to David in 2 Samuel 11 sounds almost incredible. But if that news is challenging to believe, how much more what the angel says to Mary in Luke 1: 26-38! God has done what seems impossible. God … Continue reading

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The Comfort of God’s Glory

The shepherds in the field found the angel, who surrounded them with the glory of God, terrifying. The ministry of the prophet, Isaiah was defined by the glory of God—having witnessed that glory in the vision of Isaiah 6, he … Continue reading

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The Promise of the Incarnation

  This season can be the favorite time of year—or it can be incredibly difficult, especially for those suffering from illness or dealing with grief. Look with me at the very first promise of the incarnation (God becoming man) as … Continue reading

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