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    What Will You Do With Jesus?

    As with every Christmas season, we’ve heard a lot about Jesus and the story of His birth in Bethlehem over the last few weeks. Well, today on Discover the Word, the team will challenge us to respond to the question, What are you going to do with Jesus? Don’t miss the conclusion of our series called, […]

    Celebrating Christmas With A View Toward Easter

    At Christmas, we celebrate the history-altering occurrence when God came to earth as human. But we can’t celebrate Christmas without also remembering the events of Easter. Today on Discover the Word, the team considers how important it is to celebrate Christmas with a view toward Easter, today on Discover the Word!

    The Profound And Selfless Act Of Jesus Becoming Human

    God is all-powerful and all-knowing—the Creator and Sustainer of the universe! Yet, today on Discover the Word, the team looks at Jesus’s profound act of selflessness and humility when He came to earth in the form of a peasant baby. The wonder of “The Christmas Backstory”! Join the group today for Discover the Word!

    Just Another Day?

    In “Christmas Every Day,” William Dean Howells tells of a little girl who gets her wish. For one long, horrible year it is indeed Christmas every day. By day three, the yuletide joy has already begun to wear thin. Before long everyone hates candy. Turkeys become scarce and sell for outrageous prices. Presents are no longer received with gratitude as they pile up everywhere. People angrily snap at each other.

    Thankfully, Howell’s story is just a satirical tale. But what an incredible blessing that the subject of the Christmas celebration never wearies us despite the fact that we see Him throughout the Bible.

    After…

    What Did Jesus Give Up To Become Human?

    We’re well aware of Jesus’s sacrifice when He died on the cross. But we often overlook the immense sacrifice He made just to come down to earth in the first place. Today on Discover the Word, we will consider what Jesus gave up when He chose to be born as a human baby. More of […]

    His Birth and Our New Birth

    His Birth in History. “. . . that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35). Jesus Christ was born into this world, not from it. He did not emerge out of history; He came into history from the outside. Jesus Christ is not the best human being the human race can boast of— He is a Being for whom the human race can take no credit at all. He is not man becoming God, but God Incarnate— God coming into human flesh from outside it. His life is the highest and the holiest entering through the most humble of doors. Our Lord’s birth was an advent— the appearance of God in human form.

    Winter Snow

    In winter, I often wake to the beautiful surprise of a world blanketed in the peace and quiet of an early morning snow. Not loudly like a spring thunderstorm that announces its presence in the night, snow comes softly.

    In “Winter Snow Song,” Audrey Assad sings that Jesus could have come to earth in power like a hurricane, but instead He came quietly and slowly like the winter snow falling softly in the night outside my window.

    Jesus’s arrival took many by quiet surprise. Instead of being born in a palace, He was born in an unlikely place, a humble dwelling outside…

    “The Christmas Backstory”

    It’s usually easier to understand a person and why they do what they do when you understand where they came from and how they got to where they are today. And that’s true for the story of Jesus and Christmas. Today on Discover the Word, we begin exploring “The Christmas Backstory.” Don’t miss the start […]

    Joy to the World

    Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music. —Psalm 98:4

    “Joy to the World” remains one of the favourite Christmas carols sung in church services during the Christmas season. It was written by Englishman Isaac Watts in the eighteenth century; many consider him the greatest hymn writer of all time.

    Watts wrote many…

    Ponder It

    During Oswald Chambers’ years at the Bible Training College in London (1911–15), he often startled the students with things he said during his lectures. One young woman explained that because discussion was reserved for the following mealtime together, Chambers would frequently be bombarded with questions and objections. She recalled that Oswald would often simply smile and say, “Just leave it for now; it will come to you later.” He encouraged them to ponder the issues and allow God to reveal His truth to them.

    To ponder something is to concentrate and think deeply about it. After the events leading to the…

    The Virgin Birth And God’s Divine Plan

    At first, the story of a young virgin having a baby by the Holy Spirit sounds, well . . . crazy. But today on Discover the Word, we will show how a prophetic Old Testament passage in Isaiah provides evidence of God’s divinely orchestrated plan to redeem the world through a baby, born to a […]

    Don’t Be Afraid!

    Nearly every time an angel appears in the Bible, the first words he says are “Don’t be afraid!” Little wonder. When the supernatural makes contact with planet Earth, it usually leaves the human observers flat on their faces in fear. But Luke tells of God making an appearance in a form that does not frighten. In Jesus, born with the animals and laid in a feeding trough, God takes an approach that we need not fear. What could be less scary than a newborn baby?

    On earth Jesus is both God and man. As God, He can work miracles, forgive sins,…

    A Hopeful Solution

    Every birth is a miracle. But when Mary claimed to be both pregnant and a virgin, her fiancé didn’t know what to believe. That’s not how having a baby works! Today on Discover the Word, we imagine the wild range of emotions Joseph must have felt until an angel came and offered a hopeful solution! […]

    “Embracing Christmas”

    When Joseph discovered that his fiancée, Mary, was pregnant, ancient Jewish law dictated one very harsh option, have her publicly stoned to death. Today on Discover the Word, the team looks at how Joseph rejected that option and did what he knew was right in his heart. We’re continuing the series called, “Embracing Christmas,” today […]

    A Christmas Letter

    Every Christmas, a friend of mine writes a long letter to his wife, reviewing the events of the year and dreaming about the future. He always tells her how much he loves her, and why. He also writes a letter to each of his daughters. His words of love make an unforgettable Christmas present.

    We could say that the original Christmas love letter was Jesus, the Word made flesh. John highlights this truth in his gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). In ancient philosophy, the Greek for Word, logos,…

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