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Christmas Carol DYK: “O Come O Come”

The mysterious and melodic flow of the the Christmas hymn “O Come O Come Immanuel” is musically attractive as well as lyrically beautiful. But did you know the song is actually a completion of a Christmas “riddle?” O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son […]

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Q Zone: Culture Questions

Got questions? For sure, especially in light of the letters to Pergamum and Thyatira. So in addition to the the three questions I answered this morning from last week, here are four more from today’s service. Q: What are the current pagan practices of this culture today? A: I’d contend these would be on the […]

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Tuesday’s Christmas Prayer: God the Son

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Christmas Carol DYK: Adeste Fideles

Few Christmas carol refrains have been sung more than the one from “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” You’re recalling it, right? You know, the simple, repeated call to worship—“O come let us adore him” sung three times, followed by the recognition of Christ’s kingship? Yes, that one. In fact, that refrain has become more than […]

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Summer Book Review: “Knowing Jesus” [Ch. 6]

Today we post the final segment in our summer book review on Wright’s Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, a book I thoroughly enjoyed this past year. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, do so and read it around the Christmas holidays. It’ll be a great way to make the most of the season. […]

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Summer Book Review: “Knowing Jesus” [Ch. 5]

This summer I’ve been sharing a chapter-by-chapter summary/review of Wright’s Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, a book I thoroughly enjoyed this past year. Have you picked up your copy yet? I encourage you to read along and share comments on here as well!  I think you’ll find it to be a rewarding summer read. Chapter Five: Jesus and […]

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Summer Book Review: “Knowing Jesus” [Ch. 4]

A book I really enjoyed this past year was Wright’s Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, so I’ve been sharing a chapter-by-chapter summary/review over the summer. I encourage you to read along and share comments on here as well! Chapter Four: Jesus and His Old Testament Mission Summarizing Jesus’ understanding of his mission as “sent” was a beautiful way to […]

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Summer Book Review: “Knowing Jesus” [Ch. 3]

This summer I’ve been sharing a chapter-by-chapter summary/review of Wright’s Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, a book I thoroughly enjoyed this past year. Have you picked up your copy yet? I encourage you to read along and share comments on here as well!  I think you’ll find it to be a rewarding summer read. Chapter Three: Jesus and […]

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Summer Book Review: “Knowing Jesus” [Ch. 1]

Incredibly deep. Amazingly broad. Intriguingly specific. Beautifully informative. Boldly daring. These are just some of the phrases that came to mind when I recently read Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament by Christopher J. H. Wright (InterVarsity Press, 2014). Frankly, what I was expecting was a simple rehashing of typical Old Testament types and prophecies, with […]

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Q Zone: Why Did God Require Jesus’ Death?

Many often wonder, usually under our breath, why God required the death of his Son to atone for sin. We think to ourselves, “Surely there was an ‘easier’ way, wasn’t there? After all, he’s God, right? Why couldn’t he just accomplish the same result in a different manner?” Take a look for some insight on that […]

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