'Christmas Eve' Tagged Posts

'Christmas Eve' Tagged Posts

DECEMBER 20, 2023

Dear Friends, This is the last e-newsletter you’ll get from me in 2023.  Next week, like many of you, I’ll be enjoying some family time. Of course this weekend, our focus will be on the birth of Jesus as we gather for worship Sunday morning and Sunday evening.  But with 2024 now just 11 days away, I want to take this opportunity to turn your attention to the new year and any resolutions you might be considering. For a decade now, I’ve had the…

DECEMBER 21, 2022

Dear Friends, It’s possible that one day, we will elect a President of the United States who was born in 2022.  It’s possible that some dramatic advancement in medicine or technology will take place one day because of work done years from now by a child who is today less than a year old.  If Nobel prizes are still being handed out fifty years from now, in may be that a recipient in 2072 will be someone who was born in…

December 15, 2021

Dear Friends, The idea that God is our Father and that we are His adopted children not completely absent from the Old Testament.  But it’s rare.  God is only referred to as Father fourteen times in all of the Old Testament —and then rather impersonally.  In those fourteen occurrences, the term was always used with reference to God’s relationship with the nation of Israel, and not in regard to individuals.  God was spoken of as Israel’s Father, but Abraham never called…