Christmas Through the Eyes of the Shepherds

By Jeff Pallansch / December 15, 2020

Imagine what it must have been like that night when the shepherds first heard of their Savior. When the darkness that surrounded them was overtaken by the radiance of God’s…

Questions About the Wise Men

By Dr. Dillon Burroughs / December 7, 2020

Christmas nativity scenes often include three wise men riding camels and bringing gifts for baby Jesus.

An Advent Challenge

By R. L. Wilson / November 24, 2020

Are you ready for an Advent challenge? In Timothy Keller’s book Jesus the King, he explains, “When I went through confirmation classes in my church, I had to memorize Scripture. But during college the Bible came alive in a way that was hard to describe…”

Christmas Through the Eyes of Simeon

By Dr. Dillon Burroughs / November 23, 2020

Simeon is often left out of the Christmas story. He did not visit baby Jesus in the manger. He received no visit from angels. He did not arrive with gifts…

Matthew, the Magi, and the Majesty of Jesus

By Jeff Pallansch / November 23, 2020

The magi (sometimes referred to as the “wise men” or the “three kings”) are a mysterious bunch. Although we are not given many details about them, Matthew (the only biblical…

Angels: What Do They Know?

By R. L. Wilson / November 23, 2020

Many years ago, I shared a house for a time with my youngest brother and sister. During that time my brother got a job with a local company that manufactured…

Mary, What Did You Know

By R. L. Wilson / November 20, 2020

We just don’t know a lot about Mary, the young woman who would become the mother of Jesus. We assume from historical records that she was fairly young, perhaps 14 or 15 years old, since that was the age when most young girls became engaged.

Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

By Dr. Dillon Burroughs / November 19, 2020

Imagine the first Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. A young carpenter in small-town Nazareth, his life was turned upside down when he discovered the woman he planned to marry…

Conceived of the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary

By JA Show Staff / January 6, 2020

Let’s acknowledge right from the start that the virgin birth of Jesus is a difficult doctrine to wrap your mind around. After all, how many virgins do you know who have ever gotten pregnant – while retaining their virginity?

Rethinking the Christmas Story – Slightly

By JA Show Staff / December 20, 2019

But as I thought more about it, I think there’s something else about Christmas that needs to be rethought – or at least re-remembered.

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