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Preaching the Christmas Story

When we begin to live into the Story, it changes the way we understand the world and our place in it.
Preaching the Christmas Story
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As far as I am concerned there is no more thrilling time of the year to be called to preach than during the Christmas season. I suppose part of the reason is, frankly, sentimental. There simply is no season of the year like the Christmas season: the candles, the music, the decorations, the parties, the food, and, yes, the presents. But without doubt the biggest reason for the thrill is the Story we read, indwell, tell, and sing during the Christmas season.

There simply is no other Story like the Christmas story! One could, I know, say that of a lot of other stories in the Bible, especially those of Good Friday and Easter morning. But for me, no other story holds a candle to the Christmas Story.

Which is why, although my heart sings for joy at Christmas, it also aches. In the joy I experience great pain. For the sad reality is that most people alive today have never really heard the news announced in the Christmas Story, news that changes the world. Up until the middle decades of the 20th ...

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