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Christmas is a Good Day to Forgive

Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest,And on earth peace among menwith whom He is pleased.” A Christmas letter has this sentence, referring to some things that had not gone quite right: “There have been mistakes—but this is a good time of year to forget them.” That is part of the teaching of Christmas—to …

The First Christmas

How did the world come to have a Christmas? God gave it to us. It was his gift. The story is told in the New Testament. There is one great verse which tells how it came: “God so loved the world—that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not …

The Problem of Christmas

Luke 2:14“Glory to God in the highest,And on earth peace amongmen with whom He is pleased.” Think what the problem of Christmas was. The mission of the Christ-Child was to change the sin and sorrow of earth—into the holiness and the joy of heaven. Earth was very unlike heaven that night. It was a place …

The Lovely Things of God

“Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things!” Isaiah 40:26 They miss many a tender joy—who do not have a heart in sympathy with nature. They lose many a whisper of love which drops from God’s lips—who do not have ears open to hear the voices of nature. They fail …

Safe In The Saviors Arms

“He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in His arms,” Mark 9:36 This picture of “Jesus with the little one in His arms” is very beautiful. In all the Bible there is scarcely another picture which so well represents the attitude both of the saved soul and of the …

Love One Another

…and go about doing good! J. R. Miller writes… “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good.” Acts 10:38 There is need everywhere for love’s ministry. The world today needs nothing more than true Christlikeness in those who bear Christ’s name and represent Him. Christ went …

Everyone Has Sorrow

“There are things we never can learn—except in the school of pain!“ Everyone has sorrow. Being a Christian does not exempt anyone from grief. But faith in Christ brings a transformation of sorrow. Not only are we taught to endure the sorrows that come to us patiently and submissively—but we are assured that there is …

The Living Christ

The women had brought spices, expecting to find Jesus’ body wrapped in burial garments, lying in the tomb. “He is not here — He has risen!” said the angel. Matthew 28:6 Too many Christians look yet for their Christ, among the dead. They do not get beyond the cross and the grave. They see Christ, …

The Image of Christ

No sooner do we begin to behold the lovely face of Christ, which looks out at us from the gospel chapters, than a great hope springs up in our hearts. We can become like Jesus! Indeed, if we are God’s children, we shall become like Him. We are foreordained to be conformed to His image. …

All Scripture Is Inspired By God

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness — so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Paul has no uncertain word about the inspiration of the Scriptures. The Bible alone is the Word of …