Tag: Christmas

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Jul 7, 2006
Ronald B. AllenRonald B. Allen
Does Anything Good Come from Nazareth? Most believers today have heard of the town of Nazareth where Jesus grew up. However, the name of the Galilean village in which the young Jesus lived was relatively unknown during...
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Jul 7, 2006
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
Shocking Shepherd Ironies In his clasic text, How to Read the Bible as Literature, Leland Ryken says dramatic irony is the “most predictably effective way of eliciting reader involvement in a story.” In...
Ministry
Jul 7, 2006
Sandra GlahnSandra Glahn
Storytelling: The Twelve Ways of Christmas What other time of year can we walk into the mall and hear music that directs us to worship Christ the Lord? When else can we stroll through business offices and see strings of...
Bible
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Contemplating the Greatest Story Ever Told We all love a good story, one that comes alive through the words of the storyteller. Well-crafted narrative draws its readers or listeners in and speaks to their minds and hearts...
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Jul 7, 2006
The Christmas Prophecies “Don’t make me come down there.”—God  You might have seen the above statement on a billboard. It puts a smile on the face of the Christian who believes...
Article
Jul 7, 2006
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
Giving or Getting? When I pose this first question don’t answer too quickly. Allow both possible answers to linger in your mind for a few moments before responding. Okay, here goes: “On Christmas...
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Jul 7, 2006
Steven Ger
The Undying Flame: Christ the Light in Hanukkah Each year as winter approaches and we prepare to celebrate the birth of the King of the Jews, we often remain oblivious to the companion holiday of the season, Hanukkah. Did you...
Article
Jul 7, 2006
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
God with Us I love hearing the name Immanuel. Isaiah had predicted that the name would be used for our Lord centuries before Jesus’ birth. I remember the first time I studied the name in...
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Jul 7, 2006
John W. Reed
A Shepherd's Song My name is Heber and I'm a shepherd on the night watch.  I don't have an honored position in society.  The only ones lower than us shepherds are lepers. We have a reputation for...
Article
Jul 7, 2006
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
God’s Wish List A RECENT SURVEY ABOUT CHRISTMAS GIFTS found that the fruitcake was chosen most often (31 percent of respondents) from a list of “worst” holiday gifts. It even finished ahead of...
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Jul 7, 2006
Robert A. PyneRobert A. Pyne
True Fullness: Abandon the Greed, Meet the Need Personal trainers and diet experts love the month of January, when millions of Americans inevitably resolve to lose unwanted inches and get themselves in shape. The motivation...
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Jul 7, 2006
Timothy J. RalstonTimothy J. Ralston
A Song for Every Day Last year Dr. Timothy Ralston wrote a Kindred Spirit review of a book on the twelve days of Christmas. It generated a lot of interest. So, after further study, he tells us what he...
Article
Jul 7, 2006
Reg GrantReg Grant
A Star Is Born The businessman stood alone, looking out onto an empty baseball field. His son had been the star of a game played on that field only a few hours earlier. Yet the businessman, the...
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Jul 7, 2006
Great Expectations Every Christmas for the last five years, my wife Judy and I have made two trips to the airport. What a contrast! The two journeys with our son Bob, home for the holidays, form...
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Jul 7, 2006
J. Vernon McGee
Hints From The Scholars: The Christmas Family Tree The purpose of Matthew's genealogy was apparent to any Jew, for the Messiah must be of the seed of David, and without documentary proof to this end no one could hope to claim...
Article
Jul 7, 2006
A Call to Action The hero of Luke 10:30–37 might be  surprised to know that we now call him the “good” Samaritan. In his world “good” was usually credited to...
Bible
Dec 13, 2005
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
God's Indescribable Gift Join us as Dr. Charles Swindoll, chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, brings us a message about God's indescribable gift.
Bible
Dec 11, 2003
J. Ronald BlueJ. Ronald Blue
Joy to the World

Dr. Ronald Blue, adjunct professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies, shows that Christmas is a season of great joy in praise, provision, and protection.