Category Archives: Christmas

Hail the Sun of Righteousness

By | December 6, 2023

My favorite Christmas hymn is “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” written by Charles Wesley. I love its rich truths about Christ and the gospel. The text is based on many different passages in Scripture. In the first stanza, Wesley poetically summarizes the angels’ message to the shepherds that Christ, the newborn King, had been born… Read More »

Star with Royal Beauty Bright

By | December 16, 2021

Matthew 2:1–2 records the travel of the wise men from the east to Jerusalem, looking for the King of the Jews, “For we saw his star when it rose.” King Herod interrogated them as to “what time the star had appeared” (Matthew 2:7). After leaving Herod, the star apparently reappeared and “went before them until… Read More »

A Great King from a Little Town

By | December 4, 2021

Matthew 2:6 records the quotation of Micah 5:2 by the chief priests and scribes to inform King Herod that Israel’s Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. If we look at Micah 5:2 and its surrounding verses (Micah 5:1–5), we can see how this passage encouraged Israel then and encourages us today. Jesus is greater than… Read More »

A Dream Come True: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

By | December 24, 2018

Matthew 1:18–25 tells how “the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way,” and Joseph’s dream is a significant part of this passage.He had just discovered that Mary was pregnant and made a natural but incorrect conclusion that Mary had become pregnant through another man (Matthew 1:18–19). Joseph was probably heartbroken. Mary seemed to… Read More »

The Doctrine of Winter

By | December 3, 2018

Where I live, we just had several inches of snow. Not only does the Bible say a few things about snow itself, but it also uses several wintry analogies to teach us truths and lessons to live by today. Winter’s Origin, Purpose, and Duration God created winter (Gen 8:22; Ps 74:17) so that we would… Read More »