Come Let Us Adore Him!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Christ, Holiday | 0 comments

The wise men who came from the east asked King Herod, “Where is He born King of the Jews? We have seen His star and we have come to worship Him” (Matt 2:2). I invite you along with the wise men of old to come, “O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.” What is it about Christ that is so beautiful, that is so worth adoring? What was it about Christ, the Lord that stirred the affections of Mary in her Luke 1 hymn of praise? What...

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Gospel-Centered Christmas Celebration – Part 3

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Christ, Gospel, Holiday | 0 comments

Evil days require making the most of every opportunity (Ephesians 5:15-16). When interacting with those outside the Christian faith, “buy up” every opportunity for gospel speaking (Colossians 4:5). Given the Christmas season that is upon us, how can we be gospel-centered in our celebrations? Joy will definitely diminish in the fog of any life season when our focus moves away from Christ. In my last post, I encouraged a steady...

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Gospel-Centered Christmas Celebration – Part 2

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Christ, Gospel, Holiday | 0 comments

In a day and time when a seasonal holiday with deep Christian roots is under attack, it is imperative that we stay focused on Christ and His redemptive work. So, is it possible to make the most of your Christmas by simply staying focused on Christ? Christmas after all is about Christ. The WHO of Christmas is the incarnate Son of God. The WHAT of Christmas is the gift of salvation provided by the person of Christ and our proclamation of that...

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1 Thessalonians 4 – Genuine Gospel Hope

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Christ, Encouragement | 0 comments

“Therefore comfort one another with these words.” Paul exhorts us in this manner at the end of 1 Thessalonians 4. What are “these words” that Paul wants us to use to encourage one another? The words and the subject of encouragement relate to the return of Christ for you and me and the resurrection of “in Christ” believers who die before His return. In other words, Paul is encouraging the Thessalonians and us with the Bible details related to...

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The Power of the Resurrection

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Christ, Encouragement, Gospel | 0 comments

Definitions of the gospel are not complete apart from I Corinthians 15. Verses 1-8 declare the gospel in terms of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Within the larger canonical context we understand that the gospel includes a rich tapestry of details that encompasses the deity and the humanity of Christ, the return of Christ, the exaltation of Christ, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the theology of God as Creator...

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The Gospel: Hebrews 2 Thoughts

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Christ, Salvation | 0 comments

Is the redemptive work of Christ that great? Is the salvation authored by the Creator of all things the only salvation that will pay the debt of our sin? People have always asked these kinds of questions. From the Garden of Eden to the blogs of cyberspace people question the greatness of the salvation provided by Christ. So, what is so great about our salvation? Well, I am glad you asked because Hebrews 2 has the answer. Our salvation is great...

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