Jesus shed first blood to fulfill God’s Holy Law

Calligram of Yeshua by Hebrew Tatoo Designs

Today marks the eighth day of Christmas, and, as well, it is used to commemorate the eighth day of Jesus’ life outside of Mother Mary’s womb. For the Old Covenant faithful—to whom Jesus, Mary, and Joseph belonged by birthright and covenantal promises—since long before the time that God gave His Holy Law to the Israelites through Moses, male circumcision had been important.
Since the Law of Moses, the eighth day of an Israelite baby boy’s life held great significance. The eighth day was one in which the infant would be seen as having been sealed under God’s Covenant, having won an advantage against all in this fallen creation that would oppose his eternal life, through his own blood. …for more, click on the title above.

The Word is true, regardless

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The command from God in Deuteronomy and the condemnation from Isaiah in our reading this evening stand as polar opposites, then and now. The people of Israel were/are supposed to treat God’s Word with reverence and teach it to their families. They were supposed to write it all over town, wherever they would see it most often. In our day, there are still communities that want Nativity scenes removed from public spaces. …For more, click on the title above

The meaning of Christmas is truly awesome

Nativity II by Becky Thorns

Our text for this Christmas Day sermon comes from our Gospel reading which you heard just moments ago, these words:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that was made… and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
Thus far our text. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Merry Christmas to you all….or more click on the title above.

The Savior remains Christ (the) Lord

Nativity I by Becky Thorns

Why did God bring you here tonight? Was it His intent that you would simply behold the beauty of this building’s decorations—those that may be seen in hues of gold and silver (Altar Table), blue and white (Angel Banners), red and green (Wreaths and Ponsettias), purple and rose (Advent Wreath), brass and wood (all about the Chancel and Nave)? Did God move you to be in this place just for you to give thanks to Him through your joining this congregation’s hymns and prayers for sending His only begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sins into death? All those things certainly may be beheld with our human senses in this place on this, one of most holy of nights of the year….For more, click on he title above.