Christmas Hymn Devotion: “Do You Know What I know?”

 “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” 1 Peter 3:15 “Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king Do you know what IContinue reading “Christmas Hymn Devotion: “Do You Know What I know?””

2019 Christmas Hymn Devotional: Let Nothing You Dismay

“God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas Day To save us all from Satan’s pow’r When we were gone astray Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort and joy Oh tidings of comfort and joy”  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen     Do not beContinue reading “2019 Christmas Hymn Devotional: Let Nothing You Dismay”

Christmas Hymn Devotional 2019: THE CHRIST THORN

“The holly bears a prickle, as sharp as any thorn, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ On Christmas Day in the morn. The holly bears a bark, As bitter as any gall, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ For to redeem us all.” –  The Holly and the Ivy “And the soldiers twisted together aContinue reading “Christmas Hymn Devotional 2019: THE CHRIST THORN”

Anticipating Christmas: A LESSON FROM MARY

“And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:18-1 I love this part of the Christmas story.  I imagine the shepherds, having just seen the Newborn King, left in awe and amazement, proclaiming to everyone what had happened.  ThenContinue reading “Anticipating Christmas: A LESSON FROM MARY”

Anticipating Christmas: GOD IS CALLING

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.” Revelation 21:3 I was recently visiting a congregation in Dallas. I saw listed onContinue reading “Anticipating Christmas: GOD IS CALLING”

Anticipating Christmas – AN INVITATION

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen hisContinue reading “Anticipating Christmas – AN INVITATION”

Anticipating Christmas: ANTICIPATION

 “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”  Psalm 130:5 The holiday season is a season filled with eager anticipation, hope and glorious expectation. Halloween has passed and now we look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, to family and friends, to celebrating gratefulness, love and joy.Continue reading “Anticipating Christmas: ANTICIPATION”