Songs Recommended for Advent Worship

The following is a list of songs I like to sing during the Advent Season. Most of the these songs listed are approved by the URCNA, with a few deletions and additions. Hymn Words By  Tune Advent of Our God, … [Read more...]

First Sunday of Advent 2013: “A Hebrew Son Cast into the Nile”

Text: Exodus 1:22-2:10 Other Scripture Readings: Matthew 1:18-23; 2:1-2, 10-18; Acts 7:17-22; Hebrews 11:23-26 1. “Conceived and Born of a Woman” 2. “A Fine Child, Beautiful in God's Sight” 3. “Drawn Out of the … [Read more...]

Christmas in Genesis

  This Advent season, I would be on furlough, but we have a schedule for preaching and leading worship. So I'm planning to start a Christmas series one week earlier, on November 18. When an elder preaches, I will … [Read more...]

Born to Be “Like His Brothers in Every Respect”

Notwithstanding images of a “super baby” at his birth, Jesus was like any other baby born in this world by a woman. We hear cute little children in Christmas pageants singing, “The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but … [Read more...]

“The Son Fulfilled the Righteous Requirement of the Law”

Christ “became a curse” to redeem us from the “curse of the law” (Gal 3:13). He was “born under the law” to redeem us who were “under the law” (Gal 4:4-5). Part 2: Born to Be “Like His Brothers in Every … [Read more...]

Advent Series: Why the God-Man?

Contrary to popular thinking, the medieval age produced some of the church's most brilliant theologians and philosophers, including Peter Abelard, Duns Scotus, Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham, and Bonaventure. One of … [Read more...]