‘Tis the season to be jolly! But what if you’re not? What if there’s a real emptiness behind all the effort and frivolity unless you discover what the real heart of Christmas is all about? In episode 6 of SHORT/ANSWERS, Dr. Andy Bannister of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity explains why it’s impossible to […]
I am totally loving the way that the Lord is developing Solas since Andy Bannister joined us as director. He and Al have developed a great partnership in producing these high quality popular short videos. Here for example is the one on Christmas – I’m thinking of using it on Sunday at our carol service….why […]
Charles H. Spurgeon. Heart of the Gospel. Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, March 28th 2014. 22 pp. This is another message by Spurgeon that I read in 2016 in light of my hunger to read things by the Prince of Preacher. This booklet focuses on 2 Corinthians 5:20-21. What I appreciate about Spurgeon is that he […]
If you want to be religious this Christmas begin with James 1.27. Being religious is not about how many church services you attend, how many times you read the Bible or how much you pray. James 1.27 tells us it is about caring for the vulnerable in society.
“When I was a child, Christmas seemed to die every year by bedtime on December 25th. The anticipation seemed long; the realization all too brief. I even tried wrapping up my presents again and opening them the following day. But my childhood disappointment could not be relieved. It was gone for another whole year.
I know now why that was true for me, as it is for every child. It was because the true meaning of Christmas eluded me. In that sense Christmas never did really ‘happen.’ I was looking in the wrong direction for the wrong things instead of in the right direction for Jesus.
The truth is, Christmas is not coming. It has come. The Word already has been made flesh. He already has lived, bled, died, and risen again for us. Now all that remains is to receive Him. For Jesus Christ Himself is the meaning…
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