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A La Carte (December 15)

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May the Lord bless and keep you today.

One Day (Far Side of Our Sorrow)

There is a lot of sweet hope in this song. “Hallelujah, there’s a far side of our sorrow / Hallelujah, there’s a hope beyond the grave / Today we mourn / But one day we won’t / So stand and sing the songs today / And grieve but not without hope.”

Wise Men Still Seek Jesus & How to Be Like Them

“However, if you’re not sure that the little baby in the manger is truly the King of the World, I invite you to do as the wise men did, go out and search for him. He is not hiding, and he is not lost.”

Opening the doors

This is another sweet reflection by Andrée Seu Peterson.

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Confess with Your Mouth Jesus Is Lord

It’s worth asking: Is it quite right to speak about making Jesus your Lord and Savior?

Are There Differences between Christ’s Humanity and Ours?

There are deep waters to swim in here. “What kind of human nature did Christ assume in the incarnation? Was it the nature of Adam before the fall, a sinless nature but with the potential to disobey God and fall into sin? Or did he take a fallen nature, like Adam and his successors after the fall, with an in-built bias to sin? Or was it a nature preserved from sin and its associated contamination, and, if so, how could he still be one with us?”

Sin, Sorrow, and Joy of Christmas

“The lights glow softly, the Christmas music plays, and wondrous thoughts of the birth of our Savior fill our minds. What a blessing it is for the believer who still finds childlike joy at this time of year. Being ‘grown-up’ is a bit over-rated because being ‘grown-up,’ according to the world, usually entails a constant stiff upper lip and a cynical heart.”

Flashback: Moroni From the Realms of Glory

…you’ve got to be careful what you share online. What looks good at a glance may harbor some deep concerns.

If parents were half as diligent in praying for their children’s conversion as they are in keeping them from bad company, their children would turn out far better than they do.

—J.C. Ryle

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