Remember Zacharias? He who would sire a son in his old age with his past child-bearing-years wife. He who, with his wife, Elizabeth, had prayed for a son (Luke 1:13) but had given up on ever hearing an answer. But the year came when the aged and sonless priest from the division of Abijah, in … More When Old Men’s Dreams Come True
Tuesday is for Preaching Actually, a “virginal conception” is what is really meant! The background to this powerful miracle is stunning. In 734 B.C. the prophet Isaiah was sent to an unbelieving and wicked King by the name of Ahaz. Two armies were allied against him and he was thinking about making an alliance with … More Seven Reasons Christ Had to be Born of a Virgin
Sunday Afternoon Musings Five responses to “news of a great joy.” Summary to today’s message. We should obey. (Lk. 2:15-16) –the shepherds obeyed and went to find the Savior. Wise men still seek the Savior. We should make the news known. (Lk. 2:17-18) –the shepherds made the news known to the whole region. The early … More Five Responses to “News of a Great Joy”
Sunday Musings “For nothing will be impossible for God.” —Gabriel to Mary in Luke 1:37 (ESV) Literally, “because not it be impossible with God every word” or “because no word of God is impossible.” Nothing God says is impossible. Think about that. If God says it, it’s possible. Makes you want to search out every … More Because No Word of God is Impossible.
Wednesday is for Prayer All around the country, pastors and church leaders are thinking through and preparing their Christmas season of messages as others are preparing for Thanksgiving. My message this week is on the birth announcement of the angel Gabriel to Zachariah that he and Elizabeth’s late-born, miracle child was going to figure prominently … More When Doubt is Sin: A Thanksgiving Eve Meditation