Reading Time: 10 minutes By: Brad Moore
Christmas tree with presents below

Introduction

As we gather for this festive season our homes are filled with the warmth of family, perhaps surrounded by children and grandchildren. The Christmas tree stands adorned with twinkling lights, its branches sheltering a collection of brightly wrapped packages. Laughter, good food, and festive fun are the order of the day. Yet, amidst these delightful traditions, there exists a gift far more profound than anything nestled under the tree. It’s the gift of God’s own Son, the God of creation who chose to come to earth as a baby and lay in a manger.

Reading Time: 10 minutes By: Brad Moore
Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus

I. Introduction

The story of Christmas is more than a heartwarming narrative about a young family and their special baby; it is a pivotal event bridging the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This unity, often overlooked, is essential to understanding the full story of Jesus Christ that spans the entire Bible.

At the heart of this connection is Galatians 4:4-5, which says:

Reading Time: 16 minutes By: Brad Moore
Bible authority

Understanding the Divine Inspiration of Scripture

The Bible was written over a span of 1500 years and has approximately 40 authors. It is comprised of two primary segments – the Old Testament, a collection of 39 books of varied genres from historical accounts to poetry, and the New Testament, an assemblage of 27 books primarily documenting the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It has influenced countless cultures, societies, and individuals, and stands unique among religious texts with its broad reach and continued relevance.

Reading Time: 13 minutes By: Brad Moore
Bible Study while making an Approved Workmen of Christ

Approved Workmen are not Ashamed – 2 Timothy 2:15

Immersion in the Word of God should play an essential role in the life of the believer. The Psalmist, in Psalm 119:105, declares that “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” The Bible is not merely a book to be read; it is a guide to be lived, an instruction manual for navigating life’s many twists and turns and the literal word to us from God.