C.S. Lewis said, “The central miracle asserted by Christians is the incarnation. They say that God became man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.” We look at the prophecy of Zechariah following the birth of John the Baptist to help us see that the incarnation of Jesus should […]
Experiencing all that they did, the Wise mens’ expectations would have all been turned on their head! So we read that they left Bethlehem by another route because they were warned about Herod’s murderous intentions. Yet, figuratively speaking, they travelled home by another route because they were inwardly changed. They came to Bethlehem thinking one […]
I called him a “wily old prophet” but he is really a false prophet, a conniving and wicked prophet, who did not speak for God at all! Jesus described Satan as being the “Father of lies” and this man then was one of Satan’s children. Yet, there is more to the story than that!
‘In a commonplace environment, at an inappropriate hour.’ This is the title of a social experiment considered where people missed the beauty of what took place because of where & when it took place. We look then at the commonplace event of a baby being born in a stable in Bethlehem at the inappropriate time […]
I entitled the sermon, “A perplexing Tale” because it is more than confusing. We have a prophet, who for the most part is good and faithful but does “disobey” God’s expressed command and then dies and is buried in Israel. We have a wily old prophet who lies and seems to get away with it. […]