Articles Posted in the " Christmas " Category

  • Mourning and Weeping for Our Children

    Mourning and Weeping for Our Children

    From out of the Pharaoh’s wicked scheme to destroy all Hebrew babies came Moses, the redeemer of Israel. Out of the remnant from Babylon, God brought Joseph and Mary to be the earthly parents of the Messiah. Out of Herod’s wicked plan came the baby Savior, the event Matthew described as, “out of Egypt I called my son.”

  • “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

    “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

    Rev. J. V. Fesko, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary Cal, wrote an analysis of one of my favorite Christmas hymns, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” In his article, he traces the Biblical and historical bases of the hymn.

  • The Origins of the Christ-Child

    The Origins of the Christ-Child

    Beneath Matthew’s genealogy is the story of God’s salvation plan through Abraham, David, and Christ. Notice that the record includes not only Jews, but also a few Gentiles, all of them women who had tarnished reputations. But as Paul says, all those who are Christ’s are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise (Gal 3:29).

  • A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

    A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

    This is why we celebrate Christmas. This is why we have joy at Christmas. This is why we could say with David, “My heart shall rejoice in your salvation!” This is why the angels in heaven rejoiced at the birth of Christ, because his birth was “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”

  • Daniel the Lion King

    Daniel the Lion King

    At least that was the recollection of one of the respondents in a survey of 900 Britons published by St. John’s College, Durham University under the auspices of the National Biblical Literacy Survey.

  • Christless Christianity News Bytes

    Christless Christianity News Bytes

    In his new book “Christless Christianity,” Dr. Michael Horton says, “Jesus has been dressed up as a corporate CEO, life coach, culture-warrior, political revolutionary, philosopher, copilot, cosufferer, moral example, and partner in fulfilling our personal and social dreams,” but rarely as the crucified and resurrected Redeemer of a powerless people dead in sin.