The Celebration of Christmas

Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays. With all the family, gifts, and food that is around this time of year, how could it not be? It is easy to forget the real reason for the season. We celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas day and as I have read over and…

A Christmas Series: Joy

As we close our Christmas series, we must have one more study on an attribute that can only be given by God, through Jesus, and that is joy. Joy is often compared to happiness but in reality, happiness is fleeting while joy is everlasting. Where does true joy come from and where can we get…

A Christmas Series: Peace

In our study of biblical topics surrounding the Christmas season, we have looked at two topics, hope and love. We have looked at how Jesus’ birth affected these two ideas and how they came to be through Christ’s birth. This time we are going to look at the topic of peace and how it relates…

A Christmas Series: Love

When we think of the Christmas season, all sorts things run through our minds. Family, food, gifts, and hopefully Jesus. As we think about Jesus, we think about why he came and what his birth meant.  To start our study the last time we talked about hope and why we should have hope because of…

A Christmas Series: Hope

During the Christmas season, many Christians reflect on four major attributes that God brings us and that we should have during not only this time of year but always. These attributes include hope, love, joy, and peace. These are certainties Jesus brought with him when he was born. In this Christmas series study, we’re going…

Christmas: The Purpose of Jesus’ Coming

As we approach the Christmas season, we often think about the baby that was born in Bethlehem some two thousand years ago that changed the world. This is the time where we celebrate the birth of Christ. But do we know why Christ came? Do we know the meaning of his birth? In this study,…

The Meaning of Jesus’ Birth

Around this time every year, we celebrate Christmas. A holiday which encompasses giving, family, joy, and memories that last for generations. We also tend to focus on the “reason for the season” if you will and that is Jesus. Specifically though, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Preachers and ministers everywhere prepare sermons to speak…