Tag: Christmas


‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

By popular demand from one year ago:  . . . . . “BREAKING NEWS! Anonymous Manuscript Discovery on Christmas Eve Excites Scholars in Search of Authorship There has been an amazing manuscript discovery this week that has Christmas lovers everywhere puzzled. (Content published below.) The manuscript was discovered in the attic of an old seminary   …Continue Reading


JESUS AND HANUKKAH

In 165 BC, Israel was under the control of the Syrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes. A cruel and ruthless dictator, he attempted to force the Jews to embrace the Greek culture of the day and cease to obey the Mosaic Law. Antiochus went so far as to desecrate the temple of Jerusalem by sacrificing pigs on   …Continue Reading


“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of America’s most beloved poets. His poetry brought him world-wide acclaim with such masterpieces as “Evangeline,” “The Song of Hiawatha,” and “The Courtship of Miles Standish.” Many a child in school was pulled to the edge of his seat while listening to Longfellow’s famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Longfellow was   …Continue Reading


Clarity in Your Christmas Preaching!

NOTE: This post by Dr. Matthew McKellar, Associate Professor of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, first appeared at www.theologicalmatters.com on December 9, 2011. It contains some excellent pointers for all preachers about their Christmas preaching. It is used by permission of the author. Enjoy!   In my 28 years as a pastor, one of my   …Continue Reading