Joy to the World

“Joy to the World” is one of the more popular Christmas songs. It has a joyful tune and creates a sense of joy for those who sing it and for those who hear it.
Joy to the world is equally appropriate for the celebration of Christ’s birth as it is for the celebration of Easter which marks the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. He overcame sin and death and offers His victory to all who believe in Him.
Is “joy” a central part of your Christmas? When we have joy, it gives us strength to live each day, facing the challenges of that day.
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Characters of Christmas: Elizabeth and Zechariah

God is able to do the seemingly impossible. Despite the fact that both Elizabeth and Zechariah were “advanced in years,” God enabled Elizabeth to give birth. It causes us to marvel at what God can do. Age is no issue. The odds are no issue. Lack of faith even isn’t an issue, and the unheard-of is no issue.
Join us as we look at Luke 1 as we are reminded that God is able to do the miraculous as are evidenced in the lives of two more characters in the original Christmas story. Learn more

Characters of Christmas: Herod

Scrooge was the miserly character in Charles Dicken’s classic novel turned movie,  A Christmas Carol. Similar characters are found in many other Christmas stories and even in the biblical story.
Herod has many Scrooge-like qualities, but Herod differs dramatically from the other Scrooge-like characters whatever their names might be. Herod is not changed. Instead, he resolutely stands in defiance with no known remorse or change of heart.
Join us as we look at Matthew 2 as we discover the insights from Herod a Character of the original Christmas story. Learn more

Characters of Christmas, The Innkeeper

When we think of the Christmas story, we often hear of an innkeeper who presumably announced that there was “no room in the inn” for Joseph and his expectant wife, Mary.
However, an “innkeeper” is never mentioned in the Scriptures. We assume it, but it is not found.
Join us as we look at Luke 2 as we discover the significance of this “innkeeper” to the story of Jesus and to us today.
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