While We Were Yet Sinners

While We Were Yet Sinners

“But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8. During this season of Advent, I have been pondering once again the great grace that God has poured out upon this world through the birth, the life, the...
Words Are the Greatest Gifts

Words Are the Greatest Gifts

Words Are the Greatest Gifts Article by David Mathis Executive Editor, desiringGod.org Words are the secret of Christmas. Even more important than the gifts we purchase, and the packages we wrap, are the letters we write, and the syllables we mouth. And once you...
My Utmost for His Highest

My Utmost for His Highest

Nearly every morning, along with my Bible reading, I read an excerpt from Oswald Chamber’s My Utmost for His Highest and have done so for the past twenty years. My vest-pocket copy of this great devotional work is getting rather dog-eared and held together by layers...
Once in Royal David’s City

Once in Royal David’s City

Recently, I wrote a blog post about the wonderful theology that is found within the Christmas Carols.  Since we are still in the season of Advent, I am still reading these blessed old songs.  Allow me to share what I have found this week. Last Sunday at Sierra Bible...
Saint Nicholas and the Origins of Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas and the Origins of Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas and the Origins of Santa Claus FROM Stephen Nichols It might surprise many today to find out that Saint Nicholas (spoiler alert) is a real person after all. Is he the white-bearded man with a red suit, a cap, and a sleigh? Not quite, but he probably was...