All posts in " Christmas "

A challenge as well as a promise

By Dave Henning / December 19, 2022

“The incarnation, Christmas, means that God is not content to be a concept or just someone you know from a distance.  Do what it takes to get close to him.  Christmas is a challenge as well as a promise about fellowship with God.”- Timothy Keller, Hidden Christmas “That which was from the beginning, which we […]


Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth . . .

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2022

Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth . . . Timothy Keller wrote Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ (Viking) in 2016.  Pastor Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 1989 with his wife and three sons.  Today more than five thousand people regularly attend on Sundays.  The author finds […]


The manger at Christmas

By Dave Henning / December 10, 2022

“You don’t have to be Jesus Christ to get people furious at being exposed for what they are. . . .  The manger at Christmas means that, if you live like Jesus, there won’t be room for you in a lot of inns.”- Timothy Keller The Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: […]


Two different celebrations – Christmas

By Dave Henning / November 20, 2022

“Christmas is the only Christian holy day that is also a major secular holiday — arguably our culture’s biggest.  The result is two different celebrations. . . .  This brings some discomfort on both sides.  Many Christians can’t help but notice that more and more of the public festivities surrounding Christmas studiously avoid any references […]


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 […]


Tinsel in a tangle

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2016

“Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”- Anonymous “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”- Isaiah 9:2 (KJV) “Hope is patience with the lamp lit.”- Tertullian During my childhood years, most people in my […]


The splendor of the first Christmas

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2016

“The splendor of the first Christmas is the lack thereof.”- Max Lucado “And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.   She wrapped him in cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”- Luke 2:7 In Chapter 1 (“Ordinary Matters”) of More to Your Story, Pastor Max […]

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