Is there a more chaotic time than Christmas? I feel myself fill with dread whenever I have to go to the post office or the store around this time of year. There’s even the feeling of busyness in the church!
Since Pastor Michael will be preaching on the angel’s song in Luke 2:14 this Sunday, it seemed appropriate to write on the theology of my favorite Christmas song: “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”
This last Sunday, we entered one of my favorite times of the year. While our church doesn’t follow the church calendar strictly by any stretch, every December we sing songs about the incarnation and the arrival of Christ the Messiah. I’ve come to find that these songs contain extremely rich and beautiful theology that increases our worship of God.
So what’s the Big Deal?
The How and Why of Illumination:
1 Corinthians 2:10-13
Just hours before He was betrayed by Judas, tried by the Jews religious leaders, and crucified, our Lord comforted the Apostles with these words,
WHAT IS ILLUMINATION? 1 CORINTHIANS 2:6-9
Do you remember that great passage in John’s gospel where Nicodemus came to Jesus in the night seeking to find answers to his unanswered questions regarding heaven?
TRUE AND FALSE BRANCHES
God is in the work of exposing the hearts of so-called Christians.
The call from Scripture that we are to evidence as proof of genuine salvation being effected in us by the Holy Spirit is simple. Jesus said the following words which still bear much weight in the test of a true Christian vs. false professor,