Read Genesis 16.
â€œBeholdâ€¦you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmaelâ€ (Gen. 16:11). â€œBeholdâ€¦[you shall] bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesusâ€ (Luke 1:31).
God teaches us to wait so that He will fulfill His promises for us. This is to exalt Godâ€™s power and grace; this is […]Continue Reading →
â€œâ€¦You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.â€
â€¦â€œBehold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuelâ€ (which means, God with us)â€¦.And he called his name Jesus.â€ â€“Matthew 1:21-25
Christmas is about Jesus. Christmas is about Jesus the Savior of […]Continue Reading →
I have a favorite hill in my little town of Round Hill, Virginia, which I enjoy ascending at a particular time of morning in the summer months. The light has already dawned by the time I start climbing to the summit. The light helps me on my way up the hill, but I donâ€™t see […]Continue Reading →
Beloved, let this truth be our deepest desire and prayer this Christmas! â€œO Come, O Come, Immanuel!â€ Let us pray as Godâ€™s people that Jesus Christ will come and take us to be with Himself, and to â€œclose the path to miseryâ€ here in our lonely exile in this present age.
The wonderful Christmas hymn […]Continue Reading →
* Image of God (Gen. 1:26-28; Eph. 4:17-24; cf. Heb. 2:5-18) â€“ In the beginning, God dwelled with man created in His image. Adam was not â€œGod in the fleshâ€ but he was â€œlike God in the fleshâ€, and he enjoyed the â€œImmanuel presence of Godâ€ in the Garden. Man was made in Godâ€™s image […]Continue Reading →
Zechariah the Prophet prophesied at the time of Darius of Persia (ca. 520-18 BC), during the same time as the Prophet Haggai, with a preaching ministry that spanned about fifty years (520-470 BC). He became a martyr for His faithful preaching and teaching, and was nobly recognized by the Lord Jesus Christ for His faithful […]Continue Reading →
Dear Beloved, Loved by God, at KCPC,
As you plan your calendars for the new year of 2018, may you also have a plan for holiness. The Apostle Paul both encourages and commends the Christians at Thessalonica because their election by God was demonstrated very specifically in that the gospel came to them not only […]Continue Reading →
Read Luke 1:26-55.
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviorâ€¦â€ (Luke 1:46-47)
Mary rejoiced in God her Savior because of Christ. We can too! What are specific ways to do this as a congregation during this Advent and Christmastide?
1. Let us know God our Savior in Jesus Christ […]Continue Reading →
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