Christmas: Phase 1 of Redemption
Christmas is Phase 1 of God’s invasion to rescue humanity from the dominion of sin and Satan. His birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and second coming are all part of God’s plan to offer us eternal life. Let us cling to that gift.
Craving Righteousness: Until He Comes (Matthew 5:6; Isaiah 42:1-4)
A few thoughts about righteousness and justice in light of Christ’s second coming (Matthew 5:6; Isaiah 42:1-4).
Christ’s Ascension: Eternal Hope in a Chaotic World
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead (The Apostle’s Creed).
Endure to the End—Matthew 24:9-14
Do not grow discouraged. Yes, we live in difficult times. Lawlessness is rampant: In our culture, in our government, and even in the church. Persecution seems to be creeping in, even in the “land of the free and home of the brave.” Christians have probably never been more marginalized in America than they are now.…
While the world calls us to stores and sales, Christians need to focus more on the coming of the Lord, and His current abiding presence in our lives. That is the message of Advent, as we await the joyous celebration of Christmas. Let us not be swept away by the storm of secularism and materialism…