Monthly Archives: December 2015

O Holy Night — Josh Groban

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Christmas: A Wonderful … A Wondrous Time of the Year!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year …” proclaims Andy Williams in that popular Christmas song.  For Christians, the seasons of Advent and Christmas really are one of the “most wonderful times of the year.” We hear the prophet … Continue reading

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Mary, Did You Know? — Mark Lowery

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10 Last Minute Ideas for Sharing Christ at Christmas

Many people are scouring the shopping advertisements for last minute Christmas present ideas. Some of you may be wondering how you can share the greatest Christmas Gift of all with family, coworkers, neighbours, and friends. Here are 10 “Last Minute Ideas” for … Continue reading

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John Leaps in his Elizabeth’s Womb. Is there any question that John was alive and a human person?

Lutherans for Life offers the following provoking thought: John leaping in the womb (Luke 1:41). Doesn’t this say he’s alive? John leaping for joy in the womb (1:44). Doesn’t this say he’s a human person? John is doing these things … Continue reading

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The Secret of Church Multiplication — by Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

In the December 15 “Mission Moments” from the Center of US Missions, Dr. Meier writes, David Jackson, in his book, Planted: Starting Well, Growing Strong, emphasizes the same thing. He writes, “I’ll tell you the “Miracle Gro ®” secret right … Continue reading

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Fear of God. A Key to Growth? — Part 2

Last Monday, we focused on the first temptation the devil uses to make Americans indifferent to the fear and love of God. This week, we focus on two other temptations the devil uses to make people indifferent to fearing and … Continue reading

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O Come O Come Emmanuel (Phillips, Craig and Dean)

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Refugee Reality Check

Canada and CLWR are preparing to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees over the coming months. But the reality for most of the 620,000 refugees living in Jordan is that they will not be resettled in the near future. They live with … Continue reading

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Fear of God. A Key to Growth?

Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) observes that he doesn’t hear “the fear of God talked about much in the church.”  He then states, “I suspect that’s why mainline American denominations are not growing.” Dr. Meyer writes, There are many … Continue reading

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