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Elements of the Church: preaching and teaching

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

Because You say so

Jesus came into the world to pay for our sin, to die on the cross a horrible, terrible death. And that wasn’t something to look forward to—but it was the right thing to do.

Our Father in heaven

The theme of this year’s Alliance Week of Prayer is the Lord’s Prayer, and as we know it starts with “Our Father in heaven” as described in Matthew. But I also love the beginning of the Lord’s Prayer in Luke, where it starts simply with “Father.” I love that it’s so simple yet so direct—“Father.”

End-of-year reflection

We are at the end of another year: 2014 is over in a few days. It has gone by very quickly from the perspective of someone who is over 60. I guess time seems to speed up the older we get.

Why were the wise men wise?

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Conclusion of the prophecy of the coming Christ

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.

The wonder of Christ

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.