Monthly Archives: December 2010

Best Books Read in 2010

Here are my ten favorite reads of 2010. I have decided to draw from all the books I have read, rather than limiting them to just one category. I am also reasonably satisfied with the order they are in. What … Continue reading

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Applying Christmas as Gospel to your Heart

It is remarkably easy for this Christian to forget that Christmas is not primarily about sweet and sentimental traditions, but about the very grace of God breaking through to sinners through Jesus Christ. One of the best ways I have … Continue reading

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Another sort of advent

The great themes of the Advent season have taken on new significance in the Smith house this December, as we await the advent of our first child, a baby boy. Coleman Cross Smith is due December 28, and as you can … Continue reading

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The Crown Prince of the Coming Kingdom

I preached this sermon on Sunday, December 5, the Second Sunday of Advent: The Crown Prince of the Coming Kingdom Isaiah 7:1-9:7

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Recommended: MaCleod on the Person of Christ

Christian theologians have traditionally organized the study of the Lord Jesus Christ into two broad categories: the Person of Christ (his identity as fully God and fully man) and the Work of Christ (what he has done and what it … Continue reading

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A Redeemer Will Come to Zion

The Incarnation is an act of war: The LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. 16 He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own … Continue reading

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Being a friend like The Friend

“We are to join our friends in their blessedness as well as in their afflictions. One of the particular comforts we have, by virtue of our Savior’s priestly intercession for us, is that He is able to be touched with … Continue reading

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