Category Archives: Christmas carols

O Come Emmanuel To Ekklesia

O come, Emmanuel! If God is with us When we gather in His name, Why don’t we allow Him To lead us beyond church And quicken His people To minister to one another, Instead of relying on Our own control and … Continue reading

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Nashville’s “Singin’ Bell Ringer” — Curtis Littlepage

Our Berry Street “Singin’ Bell Ringer,” Curtis Littlepage, makin’ music with Gnash (the Nashville Predators Hockey Team’s mascot) at the Green Hills Kroger in Nashville during the 2014 Christ*mas Season. Curtis spreads contagious joy as a bell ringer by singing Christmas songs … Continue reading

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The Christmas season without the living Christ is like a song without a tune.

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Celebrating the Pregnant Virgin

‘Tis the season of the pregnant virgin! A pregnant woman tells people she is a virgin, and they believe her and spread her story! Now billions of people all over the world, through out the past 2,000 years, have believed … Continue reading

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“¿Mas O Menos?” (More or Less?) And Christmas

¿Mas o menos? is Spanish for:  More or less? So Christmas means Christmore. And Christmenos means Christless. Which for you this holiday season?  Christmas or Christmenos?

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What Do You Call The Sunday After Thanksgiving?

What do you call the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day? After Black Friday . . . After Small Business Saturday . . . But before Cyber Monday . . . It’s Reason For The Season Sunday! Jesus Christ is the reason … Continue reading

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A Simple Christmas Quiz

A very simple and very short Christmas quiz: Christmas is about Jesus coming to save people from their . . . A) winter boredom. B) needing a reason to shop. C) sins. D) needing a cute story to entertain their … Continue reading

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Write Your Wrongs & Move On In Peace (A Message Of The Christmas Season)

We are about to enter the Christmas season; known by retailers (and shoppers) as the make or break Christmas shopping season that begins on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.  So what’s the real reason for the season?  God’s love … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gift Most Commonly Left Unopened

Every year some Christmas gifts remain unopened.  They are lost and/or forgotten in the holiday hustle, buried under discarded wrapping paper, accidentally tossed with the trash. So what is the most commonly unopened Christmas gift?  You would think it would … Continue reading

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News Flash: Planet Earth invaded by its Creator, not with the force of justice and judgment; but with mercy, love, humility. The Creator comes in human flesh, not in a royal palace, but in an animal stable — not with a demonstration of His power and authority, but subject to the circumstances of a Babe born under questionable conditions to a poor mother. Yet 20 centuries later, the world slows down, work stops, families gather on the day set aside to remember that God invasion. One Babe began a movement that continues to our time — a movement that has made millions of men and women better than they would have been without beholding the Christ. Transformed by Jesus, by God in the flesh — made new, set free, personally invaded by the Spirit, now rejoicing, not in stuff, and tinsel, and traditions both religious and secular; but rejoicing in relationship with the Babe, now the Lord, Savior, Master!

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