Posts tagged with ‘Christmas’

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12/21/18 ONLY IN CHRIST CAN TRUE PEACE BE REALIZED

by Barry Lovett

“His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” Isaiah 9:6. In Isaiah’s prophecy of the coming Messiah we read that he will be the Prince of Peace. By His death on the cross, Jesus removed the gulf between us and God.  “For He Himself is our peace” (Ephesians 2:14). […]

12/20/18 JESUS IS THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER GIVEN

by Barry Lovett

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” II Corinthians 9:5. Nothing could ever match the gift God has given us in His Son. Clearly, God’s willingness to send His Son to be our Savior is a gift that words cannot fully comprehend.  This is the gift that we celebrate at Christmas. Jesus Himself is […]

12/19/18 TRANSFORMATION IS AT THE VERY HEART OF CHRISTMAS

by Barry Lovett

“The grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant…” I Timothy 1:12-17. Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol was released on this day in 1843 and has never been out of print. “Scrooge” is radically changed one Christmas Eve, into a generous and happy man. Dickens’ story captures the universal longing for inner peace. The apostle Paul […]

12/17/18 WHEN YOU THINK OF THE GIFT OF JESUS, REMEMBER THE WRAPPING

by Barry Lovett

“[Jesus] made Himself of no reputation…coming in the likeness of men.” Philippians 2:7. Every Christmas Jody spends a lot of time wrapping presents. To her the presentation is part of what makes the gift meaningful. That makes me think of the wrapping Jesus chose when He came as the redemptive gift of our Heavenly Father. […]