Christmas Stories, Part 4: Joy (The Greatest Story Ever Told)

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a]Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town…

Christmas Stories, Part 3: Peace (All Is Well)

2 Peter 3:1-12 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles….

Christmas Stories, Part 2: Hope (Papa Panov)

Matthew 25:31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put…

Christmas Stories, Part 1: The Incarnation (Man and the Birds)

1 Timothy 3:16: Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: “He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.” John 1:14: ”The Word became flesh and made his dwelling…