Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:1-2). This account of the coming of the wise men from the East is Read More
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became Read More
Joseph, Jesus’ step-father, is mentioned only within the context of Matthew’s and Luke’s “Christmas story” accounts. After Luke’s account of the twelve-year old Jesus in the temple (Luke ch. 2), we hear no more of Joseph in the record of Scripture. This minimal information about Joseph from Bethlehem has not prevented any number of Read More
No cell phone bars! There we were on the road somewhere in Missouri, completely out of touch with everyone! It doesn’t happen very often, does it? We expect to be able to reach out to almost anyone at any time via voice, text message, or e-mail. We count on these means to stay in touch with children, parents, and other Read More
Fellow Worshippers of God’s Perfect Christmas Gift—The cover of a recent Sunday newsmagazine said, “There’s still time to find the perfect present for Christmas.” And then it was said, “Check inside for last minute gifts.” The word “perfect” has lately become a favorite adjective of many people. At home I Read More
Pastor Paul Naumann • Tacoma, Washington
“Appearances can be deceiving.”No one knows the truth of that statement more fully than does a Christian. Most people understand the principle. They keep it in mind as a salutary warning against the false and deceptive product advertising that Read More
"But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons" (Galatians 4:4-5, NIV).