Lessons from Advent/CHRISTmas…Pt 3


He is much more than a Baby in a Manger, which would have meant nothing without that First CHRISTmas when He came in the flesh, in the form of a helpless human baby! So let’s look at all that Jesus, The CHRIST of CHRISTmas is… 1) Christ is the Eternal God, King of kings, Lord of lords, the Creator and Sustainer of all that exists! As we look at Christ let’s begin with His Eternal existence as God, the Son (Isaiah 9:6;… Read More

Lessons From Advent/CHRISTmas – Pt 2

“CHRISTmas According to the Shepherds – God’s Grace is for All!”

Excerpted from “The Real Shepherds of Bethlehem” by Nick Harris (

On the first Christmas night, there were shepherds tending huge flocks of sheep in the fields near the village of Bethlehem. This was odd since in those days it was unusual for shepherds to tend large flocks near towns and villages. The reason?  The odors of very large flocks fouled the air so badly that people could not breathe. So large flocks were… Read More

Lesssons from Advent & CHRISTmas

“Joseph and Mary – Faith, Humility and Gratitude”

I ran across this quote in one of my daily readings recently, “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” (C.S. Lewis)  Let’s apply that to Mary and Joseph and to our own lives… One of the most powerful texts in all of Scripture comes directly from the Advent/ CHRISTmas narrative, “Behold, the Lord’s bond-servant; may it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:26-38… Read More