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The Incarnation Message

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Christmas: Divine Design Causing Change

One of the best ways to fully understand the identity of Jesus and the impact of His message is to focus on the What, When, Where, Who, Why and the How of Christmas. Continue reading

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Supernatural Happenings with Angels

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Christmas: Divine Design Causing Change

In recent years, Angels have become quite popular. The Wall Street Journal carried an article in 2003 that stated, “After a hiatus of almost 300 years and much skepticism, angels are making a comeback.” From lapel pins to Angel Cards, people can?t seem to get enough of the celestial world. Just this week I typed in the word “angel” on Google, and came up with 73.9 million hits! According to the Angel Collectors Club of America, the hands-down champion of angel collectors is a woman from Beloit, Wisconsin. Her home is stuffed with 10,455 different angelic artifacts!Even TV talk shows devote hours to people with “angel stories.” Several years ago, Oprah Winfrey chided a guest for being “in denial” about an angel experience. Major bookstore chains sometimes have whole sections devoted to books involving angels ? of course a small percentage of those books present angels in a biblical light.While the Christmas story is saturated with the supernatural, some of us miss the meaning because we just skim by this season on a superficial level. I want to suggest through this message that we must see the mysterious and miraculous elements surrounding the birth of Jesus. Continue reading

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It’s Your Turn

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Christmas - When the Unexpected Happens

We’re all familiar with the Christmas story but did you know that YOU have a part in it? You make your own ending to the Christmas Story depending on how you respond to who Christ is, what He has done, and what Christ calls you to do… Continue reading

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More than a Mall Display

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Christmas - When the Unexpected Happens

No other statement sums up best the purpose of God for the incarnation than what John writes in John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” For the unexpected gift of Christmas is this babe laying in a manger that had an earth-shattering impact for the past, present and future of mankind. The question is though, “Why would God do things this way?” The answers of course lead us to the most important observation – Christmas is so much more than a mall display… Continue reading

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