“Prince of Peace,” A Perplexing Title For Jesus

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called…Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) “Prince of Peace” is a beloved title for Jesus’s identity, foretold by Isaiah. In fact, it is the climactic title of the list! But the original Hebrew…

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Disrupting Our Distractions This Christmas

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Distractions. They happen to all of us. You might even find yourself distracted while half-way through this sentence! Distractions come in a variety of ways. Joseph’s relatives in Bethlehem certainly were distracted, enough so to where there was no guest room inside the family property (Luke 2:7). Yes, somehow, someway, Joseph’s family did not give…

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Who Was the Real St. Nick?

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Every Christmas season children make wish lists and might even write a letter to “Santa Claus,” also known as Saint Nicholas. (In the United Kingdom he is called “Father Christmas.”) As Christians, there are many opinions and views on how to speak with our kids about Santa, and those are important. Here though, we want…

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Christmas, Typology, and Binding the Bible Together

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18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace,…

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