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Get a “double dose” of Christmas!

I am not taking about decorating two Christmas trees, buying twice as many gifts or setting up two large dinners this holiday season. I am talking about celebrating the Lord Jesus’ birth in two very distinct ways. The first way … Continue reading

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The Bible seems to suggest that Jesus was bipolar

Even from a casual reading of the New Testament we learn that Jesus was both a Divine Being and a physical man with human flesh. This unique dichotomy was also displayed on a psychical level. At times Jesus would teach … Continue reading

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The lost message of Christmas

Through the years various voices have complained about the way Christmas has lost its original message—deteriorating from people being thankful towards the Lord being born on earth to that of shallow and mindless consumerism. The Advent of the Lord has … Continue reading

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You won’t get any applause in Heaven

Down here on Earth we welcome peer appreciation. Entertainers live for the applause. Such positive recognition and feedback provides us with a validation of our self worth. Unfortunately, we falsely believe this praise to be the essence of heavenly joy. … Continue reading

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Merry Jehovahmas!

While it is nice and theologically acceptable to say “Merry Christmas” to everyone this time of the year, the actual phrase can lead otherwise innocent holiday celebrators into doctrinal heresy. The problem with the phrase “Merry Christmas” is that it … Continue reading

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The similarities between the Christmas tree and the Tree of Life

For one thing, both trees have a definite reference to God. Although people may have an image of a fruit tree (like apple) rather than an evergreen tree when they think of the Tree of Life in the Genesis story, … Continue reading

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I believe in Santa Claus!

Yes, I am all grown up. But the more I look into the spiritual symbolism represented by Santa Claus the more I believe He is fundamentally real! Let us start with Santa’s characteristics. He has a long white beard. This … Continue reading

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The symbolism of the Christmas colors Red and Green

In the same way that Christmas contains a deeper spiritual message within the various external traditions of gift giving, festive meals, eggnog, roasting chestnuts and decorations, so do the colors “green” and “red.” The color green represents the sprouting of … Continue reading

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The Christmas Miracle is a can of worms

Many Christian ministers find the Christmas season particularly challenging. Not only is Christmas under attack by a secular movement that is gaining a more politically powerful voice, just as bad, church congregations are caught up in the commercialism of the … Continue reading

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