Digging Deeper

Post Christmas Bonus Reflection: “Born in the Shadow of the Savior”

Levi Ryser: Born in the Shadow of the Savior (12/26/13) The baby was born. They called him James. There’s not much to say about James. He doesn’t say much about himself in the letter he left for us. The only other thing the Bible says about James is that he was the brother of Jesus […]

Dec 24 *Christmas Eve* Advent Sermon (2/2): Here–In No Man’s Land

http://www.faclex.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Sermon-DEC-24.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHere–In No Man’s Land “Unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and […]

Dec 24 *Christmas Eve* Advent Reflection (1/2): Salvation

Salvation “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.” It all started with a song. The single most powerful act of war in the history modern warfare started with a song that […]

Dec 23 Advent Reflection: Peace

Peace  “Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this” (Isa. 9:7). “All […]

Dec 22 Advent Reflection: Favor

[Given the extended length of this reflection, I chose to publish the portion that is more immediately relevant to certain current events here, even though it is less immediately relevant to today’s word, “Favor.” For the full reflection, which includes a discussion on the “Lord’s favor” in its relation to what is written below, click here.] […]