Christmas and the Creator: A Baby’s Breath

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A baby in a manger—what a little picture for such an immense person! Every Christmas we gaze in awe at a simple crèche and marvel at the miracle of the incarnation of the Son of God. Those tiny fingers belie the supreme power the person Himself not only possesses, but has already exercised. Even in His infancy Jesus embodied the fullness of the Godhead. The Son of God, “though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:6–7 ESV).… Continue reading

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Hook’d on a Feeling

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Recently someone told my wife, “I love this church I’m attending. I can really feel God’s presence through the music and atmosphere.” I know what she means. I remember sitting in a “church” in Oklahoma City feeling the same way throughout the music “worship.” I would leave “the experience” jazzed, excited, encouraged, and wanting more, ‘Wow, I really feel something.” During the week I began reading Ephesians. I learned about God’s grace; how He blesses His children; how I’m to walk in a manner worthy of the calling; and about my spiritual armor. Everyday I read Ephesians over and over again.… Continue reading

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