Resources on Christmas

Dec 1, 2016

Yes, Go to Church on Christmas Day by Kaylee Freeman

Though gift-giving is special and can be done in a godly way, why would we want to miss this glorious time with our church family feasting on the joy of heaven in order to simply open earthly treasures?

Dec 2, 2019

What Did Mary Know? by Jason Kees

How often has God told us in the Scriptures that he is good, but we choose our own golden calf? 

Dec 25, 2018

Was Charles Spurgeon Grinchy?

5 Thoughts for Your Christmas Day

by Staff

Spurgeon: Santa or Scrooge?

Dec 8, 2016

Tis the Season to be Jolly? by Jim Elliff

Christmas then is not the season to be jolly, as if the other seasons are the opposite.

Dec 21, 2018

'The Grinch' And The Gospel by Grace Pike

Seasonal celebrations have become more about seeking peace, gaining a glimpse of beauty, upholding tradition, or experiencing some other common grace than celebrating God incarnate. 

Dec 25, 2017

The Government Upon His Baby-Fatted Shoulders by Jared C. Wilson

“The head of all rule and authority” had one of those wobbly baby heads.

Dec 23, 2016

The Fullness of God Dwelled in a Womb by Jared C. Wilson

He emptied himself so that we would not see our own emptiness as a hopeless cause.

Dec 12, 2016

The Christmas Miracle of the Incarnate, Omnipresent Word by Jared C. Wilson

In the end, the Incarnation is not for analysis but for worship.

Dec 14, 2015

The Christmas Miracle of the Incarnate Omnipresent Word by Jared C. Wilson

What we see in the wonder of the God-Man is a miraculous extension, not reduction!

Nov 8, 2018

Reflecting on Love Incarnate by Adam McClendon

The uniquely begotten Son of God stepped out of the glory of heaven to bring the glory of the Father to us. Does his birth not demonstrate his love for us?

Dec 25, 2015

O, Come Let Us Ignore Him

Singing Songs About the Jesus You Won't Love

Better than all other possible “solutions,” following the Christ you sing about would be the best.

Dec 24, 2018

Immanuel by Adam McClendon

We are in real danger of allowing the disappointments of life to discolor our understanding of God.

Dec 14, 2015

How To Stay Christian During Xmas by Jake Rainwater

Along with the various sounds of the holidays, there is a tension in the air. And it’s not just the umpteenth repeat of “Christmas Shoes.”

Dec 23, 2018

Good Cheer for Christmas by Charles Spurgeon

Let all heaven say "Amen" to the praises of our hearts, and let the multitude of thy children here on earth, for whom this feast is spread, laud and magnify and bless thy name.

Dec 15, 2015

Fear and Trembling at Advent by Mason King

Our hearts tremble with love for that we have yet to see—as we long for the day when we see Him face to face.

Dec 16, 2015

Even So, Come, Lord Jesus

A Reflection on 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'

We are held captive until Christ delivers us.

Dec 25, 2019

Episode 073: The Christmas Episode with Ronnie Martin

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this special episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and guest Ronnie Martin talk all things Christmas.

Dec 25, 2015

Elizabeth Coleridge's Stable

A Christmas Poem

by Staff

A punchy little Christmas poem.

Dec 24, 2015

Drained? Receive His Fullness by Kristen Wetherell

Christmas can leave a good number of people feeling more empty than full.

Dec 7, 2015

Don't Let Christmas Distract You From Jesus by Jared C. Wilson

There is a great danger this Christmas season of missing the point. And I'm not referring simply to idolatrous consumption and materialism. I'm talking about Christmas religiosity. It is very easy around this time to set up our Nativity scenes, host our Christmas pageants and cantatas, read the Christmas story with our families, attend church every time the door is open, and insist to ourselves and others that Jesus is…

Dec 7, 2015

Cynicism and Christmas Songs by Jared Musgrove

What are the songs of Christmas that help you fight off cynicism or even despair? THE ones that remind you of the reason for the hope of Christ?

Dec 24, 2018

Christmas Reminds Us That Jesus is God by Jared C. Wilson

Christians stand on this confession not because it is a sweet sentimentality at holiday time, but because we know that it is integral to Christ’s gospel.

Dec 25, 2015

Christmas is About Mankind's Only Hope by Eric Hankins

This is the witness of Scripture, the confession of the Church, and the only hope for humankind.

Dec 20, 2016

Christmas for the Weary by Tish Hedger

As I passed by each store, I saw white teeth smiling at me in frozen cheer from every window advertisement and I felt tired. I felt like I didn’t have it in me.

Dec 22, 2015

A Worshipful Christmas by Peter Beck

The right response to the Christmas story isn’t “oh how cute” but “oh, how gracious.”

Dec 23, 2019

A Thrill of Hope

The Light of Christmas in a Darkened World

If the festivities of Christmas are proving too weak an antidote for what ails you, I want to help you for a moment look beyond the wrapping to the Gift

Dec 18, 2019

All I Want For Christmas by Ronnie Martin

It’s the life-light of Jesus that helps us want what we need more than wanting what we want.

Dec 11, 2018

Advent: Two Kinds of Waiting at Once by Jessica Snell

Jesus’ first arrival made way for his second. The incarnation and the second coming are wound together.

Dec 24, 2017

A Christmas Eve Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Happy are they who trust themselves with this conquering Lord!

Dec 25, 2016

A Christmas Devotion from Charles Spurgeon by Charles Spurgeon

It was a thing unheard of before, and unparalleled since . . .

Dec 17, 2018

A Baby, Yet Omnipresent

The Christmas Miracle of the Extra Calvinisticum

God cannot not be omnipresent. So for Jesus Christ to be God incarnate must not mean he was not also God omnipresent.