Christmastime Greetings from the staff of The Sacred Sandwich! For further insight into the significance of this amazing genealogy, read this essay from the Bohemian Baptist.
Comment by Eddie Eddings — December 24, 2010 @ 7:02 am
Christmastime greetings and a New Year’s prayer for you, brother!
Comment by Benjer McVeigh — December 24, 2010 @ 2:28 pm
Amen. Merry Incarnation.
Comment by persis — December 24, 2010 @ 3:02 pm
Have a very blessed Christmas!
Comment by Helen — December 24, 2010 @ 7:46 pm
- The most beautiful of Christmas trees,but then it is nourished and supported by the best of roots,the firstborn over all creation. Merry providential fulfilment of prophesy!
Comment by Mark Applegate — December 25, 2010 @ 2:45 am
Beautiful reminder of the many unlikely (by our standards) characters that God Sovereignly used as a path to Christ. What a striking reminder of the fulfillment of prophesy that Jesus could not have faked in the Incarnation. What an amazing God we serve!
Comment by Gumbymonster — December 25, 2010 @ 8:38 am
Jesus is alive!
Comment by pastorblastor — December 25, 2010 @ 1:12 pm
Interestingly, few people know that the term “merry” as in Merry Christmas, when it was originally used did not mean “happy.” It meant joyful as in “joy to the world!” Which does not mean happy either. In fact, it meant “peace” and when you wished someone a “Merry Christmas,” you were wishing them the peace and joy of Christ. So…
Comment by Rich — December 25, 2010 @ 2:19 pm
The Incarnation stretches through the Cross to the Resurrection. What an Awesome God we serve, that He should love us. A Blessed and Merry Christmas and Happy Holy Day to All!
Comment by Les — December 25, 2010 @ 7:00 pm
Comment by Robert Tewart — December 27, 2010 @ 12:09 am
This is definately one Christmas tree we want to be sure to recycle over and over again……until He comes!
Comment by Bereanwarrior — December 27, 2010 @ 7:51 pm
We’ve just been studying what Christmas really is and who it’s for. Most of you are aware of it as well, but to really get into the fact that Christmas is no season to celebrate at all unless you are saved has really been weighing on me. Without sin, there would be no Christmas. Without Christmas, there is no propitiation. Without Christ, you have no claim to really celebrate Christmas.
It’s funny how all of my family who normally hate the idea of a Sovereign God to Whom they must answer to someday will gladly come together every December and celebrate Christmas as a “family”, yet have no part in the family of the One they supposedly are celebrating.
I hope you all have taken the time to thank God for saving you for His purpose by His doing and allowing you to celebrate the birth of His Son in order that He would die your death for HIS glory. It is He who did it all, and what a privilege it is to be able to know Him and call Him Lord and Savior!!
Comment by Stephen Cracknell — January 5, 2011 @ 5:12 am
Hey Angus! Time to wake up from your long nap and pack the tree into its box for next year (nice tree though). It’s a new year – let’s get moving; our creative juices are champing at the bit. Holidays are for sissies! OK; I know you are in your nineties Angus … grace is extended to you for one more day. (In the interim; visit your fans at http://www.christianfaith.com.au)Can I plug that Angus? We like Calvin too!
Comment by Eddie Eddings — January 8, 2011 @ 3:05 pm
…oh yeah, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Comment by Carol — January 10, 2011 @ 12:25 pm
Read Jeremiah Chapter 10:1-4… Learn NOT the way of the heathen.
Oh when will the slumbering church wake up from pagan practices and truly worship the Lord God??
I know that people may be offended, but the customs of “Christmas” are not Biblical, and Jesus wasn’t even born on December 25th, why must people who claim they truly love the Lord continue to practice the same customs as the pagans and unsaved people in the world?
To honor the Lord and treasure the Gift, understanding the Word of God in it’s completeness would be the first place. Obedience to the Word would be the next thing. Partaking of pagan practices and trying to make it acceptable for saints is the mistake Israel made and is still suffering for the things done thousands of years ago.
Comment by Mayflower — January 10, 2011 @ 5:15 pm
I agree with AW Pink.
Comment by Eddie Eddings — January 11, 2011 @ 9:44 am
I want to be the first to also wish you a Happy Valentines Day.
Comment by Stephen Cracknell — January 11, 2011 @ 8:41 pm
Gee, thanks Eddie! I like DARK chocolate … a lot!
Comment by Makati bars — January 12, 2011 @ 5:40 pm
I love the tree graphic with the genetic details. Excellent!
Comment by Helen — January 18, 2011 @ 7:41 pm
Thanks Carol, and Amen from me too! And thank you Mayflower for the link to Pink! For several years I’ve grown increasingly uneasy at the worldly way the Church (of England in my case)celebrates “Christmas”, but have struggled to articulate why. Pink’s article and the others on A Puritans Mind have excited me greatly with their food for thought.I thank Christ for the freedom I have in Him to treat “Christmas” (and indeed all man-made festival days) as any other day, but none the less one on which I owe Him the worship due on every day of the year.
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