Category Archives: Reflections

The Church: God’s Blessing to the Nations

In many ways the church is a counter-cultural institution. We gather on Sunday morning when many are sleeping in or watching sports on TV. We sing. We pray. We listen to a Book being read and preached. We eat a … Continue reading

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What Simeon Saw

40 days after the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph took him with them to the Temple. An elderly man, Simeon, took him in his arms and said some things about him that sounded strange, as Luke 2:25–35 records. What … Continue reading

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Rejoice with the Shepherds

“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be to all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord.” Those words spoken … Continue reading

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The Sun of Righteousness

Gabriel, speaking to Zechariah, uses the language of Malachi 4 to describe the work of the son promised to him. Appropriately Zechariah’s song of praise also echoes our text as he sings of the One for whom John will prepare … Continue reading

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The Promise of the Messiah

You probably don’t need reminding that you live in a fallen world, a world under the curse that God pronounced when Adam and Eve sinned. You listen to the news and you are reminded. And when you look honestly at … Continue reading

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