A Bethlehem Christmas: Celebrating the Joyful Season by Charles R. Swindoll

By Charles R. Swindoll

The realm replaced eternally one Bethlehem evening. Best-selling writer Charles R. Swindoll invitations us to relax and revel in his own and interesting retelling of the 1st Christmas tale. Combining either regal secret and humble human event, the e-book makes a speciality of 4 significant characters: Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, and Immanuel. A Bethlehem Christmas presents biblical perception with the center and heat of a talented storyteller to deliver what occurred on the nativity to life and renew the pleased wish of Christmas.

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We who have trained for Christian ministry often have our minds so full of such a variety of interesting and helpful classroom-type details concerning the Scriptures that we insist on regularly transporting our hearers back into biblical times and places rather than on understanding and interpreting Scriptural messages in relation to their felt needs. I was taught in seminary that exegetical and expository preaching are better than topical preaching. The validity of this point lies in the fact that unless pulpit attention to current topics is solidly grounded in the Scriptures, it is unworthy of the Christian communicator.

Son of man) until they recognized him as God. And even when the disciples recognized that he was God, he forbade them to use that title for him. I believe he did not want others to use a title that he had not earned in interaction with them. People have, of course, well-defined stereotypes of God. If, for example, Jesus had remained in his predictable glory or even, as a man, associated predictably with the powerful, the elite, the religiously safe people, the impact of what he sought to communicate would have been comparatively small.

What we hear him saying, then, we bring across the bridge and do our best to present it in his way to those at the human end of the bridge. 36 Communicating Jesus' Way Employing God's Principles at the Human End of the Bridge 1. The first principle is the major principle: just as God is receptor oriented, so should we be. I attempt to be so oriented. " I must then do my best to guess what the answer is. I don't know most of you, so the chances of my being wrong are high. But I must guess either by assuming that many of you are like me and analogizing from experiences that I have had or by assuming you are like others with whom I have had experience.

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