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Hebrews 2 — What Christmas is all about (part 3)

For the past couple of days, we’ve been looking at Christmas through the lens of Hebrews. First, we talked about how it was because of Christmas that we can truly see what God is like. That through Jesus, the invisible … Continue reading

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Hebrews 1 — What Christmas is all about

As I write this, Christmas season is well in swing and is in fact just around the corner. And in Hebrews, we find out just what Christmas is all about. Who is this Christ that came? And why is he … Continue reading

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I Timothy 3:16 –The wonder of the gospel

Christmas is right around the corner, and I think it can be so easy to take for granted what it’s all about. Do we truly wonder at what it really means? Paul did. He said, Beyond all question, the mystery … Continue reading

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Acts 17:29-34 — A second Christmas

Well, Christmas has come and gone here in Japan.  I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did mine. As I read this passage though, it strikes me that there is still a Christmas we are yet waiting for. … Continue reading

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Luke 2:22-35 — The One who causes many to fall

Merry Christmas to the rest of you celebrating Christ’s birth in the world!  (It’s already the 26th in Japan…and all Christmas decorations are already gone). Anyway, this passage strikes me, because the words that were spoken by Simon are just … Continue reading

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Luke 2:15-20 — Spreading the Joy

Merry Christmas all!  I trust you’ll forgive this short, but sweet blog on this Christmas day (in Japan). When the shepherds heard the news that a Savior was born, they immediately raced down to Bethlehem to find him.  And when … Continue reading

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Luke 2:8-14 — When Joy came

As I write this, it is Christmas Eve.  And as I reflect on that first Christmas night, it’s hard to truly fathom.  For it was on that day that joy truly did come to the world. When the angel appeared … Continue reading

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John 1:1-18 — Light in a darkened world

I once read about a young teenage girl in the United States.  She had perfect grades in high school.  She had a perfect score for the SAT.  She had a perfect score for the University of California acceptance exam.  She … Continue reading

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Isaiah 52-53 — Why Jesus came

As I write this, Christmas is about 6 or 7 weeks away.  It’s so amazing how the time just flies by.  It doesn’t seem so long ago that I took our Christmas tree down. But as Christmas draws near and … Continue reading

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