All posts in " Bethlehem "

Merely sentimental – the shepherds

By Dave Henning / December 8, 2022

“We are accustomed to associating shepherds with the birth of Christ, but what are they doing there? . . .  Unfortunately, the meaning of the shepherds has become merely sentimental.  In our imaginations they evoke lovely pastoral scenes and fluffy little lambs.  But that is not why Luke selected this event.”- Timothy Keller “When the […]


An absolute throne – one King

By Dave Henning / December 2, 2022

“If you want to be king, and someone else comes along saying he is the king, then one of you has to give in.  Only one person can sit on an absolute throne.”- Timothy Keller “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to […]


Christians, be joyful: hope for the hole-idays

By Dave Henning / December 17, 2018

“Christians, be joyful and praise your salvation,/ Sing for today your Redeemer is born!/  Cease to be fearful, forget lamentation,/  Haste with thanksgiving to greet this glad morn!/  Come let us worship and fall down before Him,/  Let us with voices united adore Him!”- Bach’s Christmas Oratorio But the angel said to them, “Do not […]

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