The Christmas Branch (Isaiah 11:1–10)

There are three major holidays around which—every year, without fail—you can count on articles appearing from opposing Christian perspectives. Many are strongly in favour of celebrating these holidays and defend their position fervently. Others are strongly opposed and defend their position with equal fervour. The Read More …

The Good News Anticipated (Luke 2:21–39)

As we approach the text before us, Jesus Christ, Messiah, had been born. The long- awaited promised good news had been announced (1:26–38), affirmed (1:39–56), and arrived (2:1–20). An angel of the Lord informed the shepherds of Messiah’s birth, and so they left their lambs, Read More …

The Good News Affirmed (Luke 1:39–56)

We are studying selected passages from Luke 1–2 with a view towards having a gospel-centred Christmas. I trust it will also help us to have a gospel-centred year beyond Christmas. Previously, we studied 1:26–38 under the title “The Good News Announced.” In this study, we Read More …