Eyewitness to Christmas: King Herod Dies

King Herod was a cruel and mean man, slaughtering many, included all the male children under the age of two. “After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life […]

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Christmas Song Story: Christmas Canon

Christmas Canon is set to Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major. Paul O’Neill provided lyrics to Pachelbel’s music. The song is performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a departure from their normal rock arrangements. The group is accompanied by a children’s choir and was released on the 1998 album The Christmas Attic. As on 2016, the song ranked 7th among the all-time […]

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Biblical 12 days of Christmas

1.       On the first day of Christmas an Angel appears to Mary with the most unexpected news of all                                                              {Luke 1:26-38} 2.       On the second day of Christmas Mary travels to visit Elizabeth and the babe within her leapt                                                   {Luke 1:39-45} 3.       On the third day of Christmas an angel gives Joseph a vision to keep Mary as his own                                                                     {Mathew […]

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Christmas Song Story: Mary’s Boy Child

Mary’s Boy Child is a popular Christmas carol written in 1956 by Jester Hairston. Hairston roomed with a friend who asked him to write a song for a birthday party. He wrote the song with a calypso rhythm for the culture of those attending and titled the song “He Pone and Chocolate Tea”. However, the song was never recorded in this […]

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Christmas Song Story: The Friendly Beasts

The Friendly Beasts is another strong contender as one of the oldest Christmas songs. It was written in French about the animals surrounded Christ at the nativity. The song is about the gifts that five animals {a donkey, cow, sheep, camel and dove} brought to baby Jesus.  The song dates back to the 12th Century. The French lyrics were set to […]

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The Apostles: Luke the Evangelist

The name Luke means light. Scholars believe he originated from the Greek city of Antioch. Luke wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts. Some historians believe he also contributed to the book of Hebrews.  He is believed to have been a disciple of Paul.  In Colossians 4:14, Paul refers to Luke as a physician. It is […]

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