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C. S. Lewis on the Incarnation

As we come to Advent's close, let us be reminded of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus from C. S. Lewis: "The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this. Just as every natural event is the manifestation at a particular place and moment of Nature's tot...

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Advent: A Gaze in Two Directions

In the season of Advent*, we celebrate our Lord's coming in the Incarnation and future return in glory. Our celebration of Advent gazes in two directions. In the rear-facing direction, we imagine ourselves to be in the place of those saints who looked forward to the first appearing of the Messiah. A Middle English lyric captures the thrust of this anticipation: Adam la...

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What is Pentecost?

Pentecost is the time of the Christian year when we celebrate the day the Holy Spirit first indwelt believers in a permanent, continuous, abiding way. Read Acts 2:1-21 to see this amazing event. There are at least three aspects of Penecost to celebrate: 1. God's Spirit Indwells Believers. In the New Testament Jesus said that His Father would send His Spirit to be our Comf...

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