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The Magi’s Story Didn’t End at the Manger

[When the magi made it back to their homeland, here’s how I imagine the first conversation with the king might have gone.] *** So, you have made it home safely,” said the king. “Yes, Sire. It was a longer journey … Continue reading

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Baby Jesus and the Reversal of Fortune

The visit of the Magi in Matthew 2 occurred after Jesus’ birth, but it points to the significance of God’s promise centuries earlier that he would one day dwell among his people and be Immanuel, God with us. These Magi, … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Christmas Goes Farther than the Manger

[From the archives.] In the months leading up to the birth of Jesus, angels paid relatively quiet visits to Zechariah, Mary and Joseph. On the night of Jesus’ birth, though, they could not contain themselves. The shepherds in the fields … Continue reading

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Christmas – the holiday with mixed messages

[From the archives.] Luke 2 is full of wonder, telling the story of Jesus’ birth, God himself being born as a baby in a simple manger. This was news worth telling as the angel demonstrated by announcing it to  shepherds, … Continue reading

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Mary, Joseph and the Inhospitable Relatives

Traveling at Christmas Traveling at Christmas takes guts and a good head for making plans, attributes my wife has in abundance. So we are traveling for Christmas. Driving as a matter of fact. We’ve rented a four wheel drive to … Continue reading

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Christmas Is for the Hurting

Jesus came to save the lost and heal the sick and free the captive. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,     because he has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim … Continue reading

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The Babe in the Manger and Feeding on the Bread of Heaven

Disparate Related Verses Many passages come to mind at Christmas, such as this one: Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: … Continue reading

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Never Enough Money for Christmas Presents

[From the archives.] Being priceless No one can redeem the life of another     or give to God a ransom for them— the ransom for a life is costly,     no payment is ever enough— so that they should live on forever … Continue reading

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Grasping at Christmas

Today is a follow-up to yesterday’s post on wealth and poverty at Christmas: For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful … Continue reading

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Being Wealthy in a World of Poverty at Christmas

[From the archives, a post that makes me reconsider what I’m doing with my wealth at Christmas.] Sometimes I feel like the guy in the tux when I talk to people whose only home is on the streets. Notice in … Continue reading

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