Category Archives: Christmas

339. “A New Beginning! When The Eternal ‘I Am’ [Jesus, The Son Of God] Became Something He Never Was Before- A Human! Because Of Us, And For Us!” John 1:1-18

The Challenge of Jesus Christ to every person ever born into this world The Prologue in John’s Gospel [1:1-14 especially] describes firstly just who Jesus is, and later what He became. In this first section of the Prologue, we find … Continue reading

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338. New Year’s Eve Greeting, 2019 from Jim Holbeck

In a couple of hours, at midnight, on New Years Eve, it will be 61 years since it took place. “It” being the most momentous decision and action of my life. I wrote about that incident in my life in … Continue reading

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337. Honouring Jesus at Christmas! And All Year Round! Affirming More Of The Truth About Jesus During Holy Communion Services. Hebrews 12:2.  

I was thinking today! About the Christ of Christmas! About whom St Paul wrote, in simple but all-encompassing words in Rom 11:36 “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”  … Continue reading

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336. Christmas! The Good News That Can Overcome The Bad News! Victory!

Christmas! A time of great joy and peace! As it should be! “Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let earth receive her king!” But not everyone experiences joy at Christmas! I have found in ministry over several decades … Continue reading

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335. Jesus Did Tell Us Why He Came To Earth At That First Christmas! Now Is A Great Time To Reflect Personally On Why He Came!

Much has been written over the ages trying to explain why Jesus came from heaven to earth. Whole books of theology have been written on what is called the Incarnation, Jesus taking on human flesh. This article tries to show … Continue reading

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334. Why Jesus came at Christmas. The Unimaginable, Unappreciated Depths Of The Christ Of The Christmas Message.

It seemed to me, as I thought about another coming Christmas season when Christmas is being overlooked, or not being observed by many folk, and when Jesus [whose birth we celebrate at Christmas] is being ignored, that we should think … Continue reading

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333. Love Came Down At Christmas. Accepting That Love Personally Today! The Truth of Revelation 3:20.

The words “Love Came Down at Christmas” are from a Christmas poem attributed to Christina Rossetti. It is a great reminder that love is the message of Christmas, but we often lose sight of the person of the Christ of … Continue reading

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307. People Really Can Change! New Creatures For A New Year! 2 Corinthians 5:17

He had a lot to think about as a young 23 year old. A previous Christmas he had spent at Coolangatta with a fellow National Serviceman who had served with him in the Navy. His friend had then returned home … Continue reading

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306. The Mystery Is Revealed! Ephesians 3:1-12. Epistle for Epiphany. 6th January 2019

The mystery is revealed! The mystery of God’s ways in the world and what that means for you and me and for our families. It is revealed in Ephesians chapter 3. So important for everyone to know and to act … Continue reading

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305. The Jesus of Christmas. Just Who is He? Why should He matter to me?

There is no human alive for whom Jesus is not relevant!  His birth was humanly impossible but became possible by the Spirit of God. His ways are inscrutable but become understandable by the Spirit of God. His love is indescribable … Continue reading

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