Yearly Archives: 2005

Christmas Communion: God’s Purpose For The Incarnation

If you were to go out to a busy shopping center and start asking people “What is Christmas all about” you might get a number of different answers. Some of them might tell you “The presents!” Especially perhaps the younger kids. Others, more wizened by the years would respond, “Family!” While others would give various answers, and I’ve heard them all from, “Making money” – you’d hear people in retail say that. Or they’d respond with some mixture of: Christmas is all about love and world peace; Snowmen, Santa-Claus, reindeer and sleigh bells; warm fireplaces, credit card bills, shameless extravagance or clearing a spot in the children’s room to make way for the new dump truck full of toys coming in from Grandma and Grandpa.

1 Timothy 1:3 Pastoral Longevity

If you were a counselor in the following situation – what would you're advice be? Say a man comes into your office and says, "I've been married for two years to a woman who has nine children. Her kids do not respect me or my children, and neither does she even seem to trust me. Every move I make she second guesses and every decision – she reverses. Doc I'm this close to leaving, what should I do?"