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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

 

We do it once a year. Decorations go up. Trees are sold. Families gather. Schools close. Carols are sung. Gifts are given. Christmas is a season that sparks great joy. Each person, each group may celebrate the season for different reasons, but our Hebraic-Christian view of Christmas looks in two directions.

Initially, we look back at all the First Testament prophets who looked ahead. Hundreds of prophecies anticipating a prophet, a priest, a king, a messiah, a savior, were all fulfilled at Jesus’ birth. Additionally, we look ahead with the First and Second Testament prophets and apostles to the promise of a renovated world; a world where suffering and sin will cease, a world where Jesus rules eternally.

Both the history and the hope of Jesus’ first and second arrivals is well summarized by Charles Wesley’s hymn “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.” I believe the hymn expresses our earnest hope based on the facts of history: the surety of Jesus and His soon return.

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Lion of Judah on the throneI shout Your name, let it be knownThat You are the King of kingsYou are the Prince of PeaceMay Your kingdom’s reign never ceaseHail to the King! In the book of Genesis, there’s a repeated theme throughout the book that is perhaps my favorite theme in all of scripture. The […]

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     I recently read the book “Decision Making and the Will of God (25th Anniversary Edition)” by Garry Friesen.  I enjoyed this book very much and I think that it is an important book that all Christians should read.  Here is a summary of a few of the major points made in the book, and […]

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The great news about the media, even or especially the conservative media, is that they are fully seized of the fact that Donald Trump is a carnival barker who’s somehow managed to work his way into seriousness. The bad news is that they still don’t get it. Granted Trump reminds me powerfully of the movie A Face In the […]

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