Right at the heart of Christianity is... Christmas. A baby was born in Bethlehem. And that changed the world. How? Why?
Is the Bible really the Word of God? For thousands of years, it's been preserved, and read, and appreciated. What do we know about it? How do we approach it?
World peace. Most people really do want it. It's Veterans Day in the US, and Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth. We're honoring our warriors -- and -- what most of them wanted was peace.
There are two stories of Christmas. We usually blend them into one chronological account, but they are very distinct. One appears in the Gospel of Matthew, the other in Luke.
"A virgin, betrothed to a man..." In this short phrase, there is a very important set of truths. We hope you'll enjoy this Christmas doctrinal class by Rev. Andrew M.T. Dibb.
"The people who walk in darkness" symbolize people who have faith -- they are walking -- but it's a dim faith, without much knowledge of the genuine truths in the Word. And yet, when the Lord is born, they are receptive.
The word advent means coming or arrival - and it is the spiritual practice of preparing for Christmas. Practicing Advent means we are going to actually do something to make way for the Lord.
This isn't from the Bible, but... it's good. It happened 100 years ago. It needs to stay with us.
Jesus chose 12 men, mostly Galileans, and prepared them to spread the good news - the gospel - of the Christian church. It worked amazingly well. Read about how it got started!