Christmas

Dec 25

Let us Today Go Down to Bethlehem by Charles Spurgeon

Let us today go down to Bethlehem, and in company with wondering shepherds and adoring Magi, let us see him who was born King of the Jews, for we by faith can claim an interest in him, and can sing, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.”

Dec 22

All I Want is Peace by Daniel Sylvester

Peace should never be the end goal for the believer, but a result of a goal. Look at Jesus as an example: the founder and perfecter of our faith who for the joy set before him endured the cross (Heb. 12:2). The goal was obedience and glory to God the Father. The result was glory, honor, joy, and peace. 

Dec 22

Episode 148: Annual Christmas Episode with Ronnie Martin by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

On this special holiday episode of the FTC Podcast, Ronnie Martin returns to talk about the joys — and the letdown — of Christmas, how to right-size the enchantment of the season, and even whether Christian families should incorprate Santa into their celebrations.

Dec 21

Far as the Curse is Found by Grace Sutton

Will everything ever be as it should be, when all we know is what shouldn’t be? This is a question for Christmas, when God became man to crack the curse.

Dec 21

In the Fog, There are Tidings of Comfort and Joy by Jason G. Duesing

Yet, though already reigning King, Jesus will come again to rule and reign in full. Into our world of darkness of fog, he will return and dwell with us and reign over us.

Dec 13

Remembering Why We Feast this Christmas by Justin Jackson

As Christians, we should remember that there is no such thing as mere food or a simple holiday dinner. Our feasting carries a much deeper meaning. When we feast, there is something special—something spiritual—that is happening that we rarely stop to appreciate.

Dec 10

Merry Christmas Now and Forever: Irenaeus on the Incarnation of Christ by David Prince

For Irenaeus, history is integral to the incarnation. Christ is taking on our entire story and in the life of Christ, we see all of salvation history recapitulated.

Dec 9

Advent, Time, and God-Centered Rhythms in a Me-Centered Age by Brett McCracken

The ancient church calendar rhythms and weekly worship rhythms of the local church can be powerful counter-formational forces in our lives.

Dec 2

Merry Christmas from Charles H. Spurgeon by Phillip Ort

Charles Spurgeon loved Christmas. In fact, he once said, “I like Christmas; I wish it came six times a year.”

Nov 30

Isaiah’s Hope of Dawn: An Advent Reflection for the Weary by Teresa DeRouchie

Rest today in the One whose four great names bring all of his own real peace. And as you rest, let even greater hope be awakened in your soul, for the brilliance of Christ’s light gets even better!