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Ten Reasons Jesus Came

Why do you celebrate Christmas (if you do, that is)? Many would acknowledge that it is a time to remember the birth of Jesus Christ but may only have vague ideas why this is such an important event. Vague ideas are good for sentimentality, but won't have a very big impact on your life. So whether you celebrate Christmas or not; whether you sing Christmas tunes, exch...

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Forget Santa, Remember Saint Nicholas, Worship Jesus

I'm no Grinch when it comes to Christmas and the many traditions that people incorporate into their celebrations, but when you know the story of Saint Nicholas (you know, jolly old Saint Nick), the myth of Santa Claus loses its draw. Yes he was a real man that (unbeknownst to him) later became Santa Clause. By all accounts, he was a truly amazing man. And it is right an...

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Opposition, Indifference, or Worship

The point of Advent is worship. The point of Christmas is adoring Christ. We see this from every prophecy of the coming Messiah. We see this in every Old Testament shadow revealing Christ in the in the law, the Psalms, and the prophets. We see this especially magnified through the Gospel accounts of Christ's birth. ...

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Make Room For Joy This Christmas

Christmas is a time of reflection and a time of expectation. Christmas for the Christian has far deeper meaning than merely putting up decorations, or exchanging gifts, and singing seasonal songs. So this season, we want to remember the coming of Jesus, the promised Messiah, God's beloved Son, our gracious Savior. We want to celebrate hope entering into the world, love ...

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