References to: Christmas

Light and Glory

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Light and Glory

More than 2,000 years ago, a devout old man named Simeon lived in Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit had revealed to Simeon that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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In the days when Jesus was born in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, there was a devout old man called Simeon living in Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit had revealed to Simeon that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Luke 2:27 tells us that the Spirit led Simeon into the temple courts on the very day that Jesus’ parents brought in the infant Jesus to fulfill the requirements of the law of Moses.

When Simeon saw the baby, he took it in his arms and praised God, saying:

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Christmas

Joseph Tkach

Christmas

Something the apostle Paul wrote gave me pause to reflect on my assumptions about Christmas and Easter.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Early in my Christian walk, I found the Christmas season annoying and irritating rather than inspiring and enjoyable. That’s because I believed Christmas was really a pagan holiday masquerading as Christian, and as such, God must hate it. I thought people who call themselves Christian but participate in such pagan revelry must disgust God.

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New Birth

Joseph Tkach

New Birth

Christmas is not just about the birth of Jesus. It’s also about new birth for all humanity.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Christmas is not just about the birth of Jesus. It’s also about new birth for all humanity.

Considering the mess we humans manage to make of our lives, who wouldn’t want a fresh start? Well, a new beginning, in fact, a new birth, is exactly what Jesus came to give us.

Jesus once told a member of the Jewish high council named Nicodemus, “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

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