Monthly Archives: December 2009

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

As far back as I can remember, my favorite movie has been It’s a Wonderful Life. There are lots of reasons for this, and there is no need to explore them all right now. Somehow, though, a year or two … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Justin Wainscott sheds some light on the original version of my all-time favorite Christmas Carol, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” today at Theology in Verse. At the time of year where the church’s historic hymnody is at its absolute best, … Continue reading

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Gloria in Excelsis Deo

One of my favorite lyrics from Andrew Peterson’s excellent Christmas album Behold the Lamb of God is from the opening song, “Gather round, Ye children Come:” Gather round, remember now, How Creation held its breath How it let out a … Continue reading

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He has Come into Our Country

You know how it is when some great king enters a large city and dwells in one of is houses; because of his dwelling that single house, the whole city is honored, and enemies and robbers cease to molest it. … Continue reading

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Trinitarian Praise at Advent

I once read John Frame write something about how the Incarnation of the Word triggers the explicit revelation of God as Trinity. God’s identity as Holy Trinity was present throughout the whole Old Testament, but it was not until “the … Continue reading

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Ferguson on Five Important Aspects of the Virgin Birth

One of the greatest mysteries for the church to contemplate during advent is the virgin birth of Christ. Why was this necessary? Sinclair Ferguson helpfully points out five important aspects of the virgin conception-birth of Christ: 1) The action of … Continue reading

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Benedictus

We continued our December sermon series through the “Songs of the Nativity” in Luke 1-2 by looking at Zechariah’s song, the Benedictus. You can listen to it here. There are several elements of Zechariah’s song that I found to be … Continue reading

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