Why Might We Follow the Christian Calendar?

November 21, 2022

This lesson was delivered at the Bammel Church of Christ in Houston, Texas, on November 20, 2022. The lesson begins at minute 51 through minute 77 (1:17). The lesson follows the reading of Psalm 66

The Empathetic God

December 27, 2014

God became flesh. God became human. Incarnation is the act through which the Creator experiences the creation as a creature. This is both the uniqueness and mystery of the Christian faith. The one who was with God in the beginning and was God from the beginning became human. The same one through whom the cosmos […]

Advent Lessons

December 21, 2009

Now that I have finished reading papers, grading exams and posting grades, I hope to have some leisure time to complete my series on Salvation and begin blogging about other topics that interest me.  However, given that this Christmas week, I want to call attention to a series of sermons that I regard as outstanding […]

Christmas–The Incarnation of God

December 16, 2008

The annual season we know as Christmas is a time when most people remember the stories of Jesus’ birth. The media is full of movies, articles and advertisements, which remind us of those stories. There are good stories — Joseph & Mary, Bethlehem, “no room at the inn” which is traditionally badly interpreted as inhospitality […]

The Magnificat

December 18, 2005

Text: Luke 1:46-55. Blessed is Mary—she will bear the one who will reverse the curse. Blessed is the cosmos—the burden it now carries will be lifted because of the one who reverses the curse. Blessed are we—we are invited to participate in the kingdom of God through which the curse is reversed. The Magnificat is […]