• Peace Luke 2:14

    Peace, God, and UsLuke 2:14Introduction Read Luke 2:8-14. James Montgomery captured the spirit of this remarkable scene when he penned Angels From the Realms of Glory 200 years ago.Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth;Ye who sang creation’s story now proclaim Messiah’s birth:Shepherds, in the fields abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night,God with man is now residing. Yonder shines the infant Light. Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Ch...

  • Glory Luke 2:14

    Glory, God, and Us!Luke 2:14 Introduction Read Luke 2: 8-14.James Montgomery captured the spirit of this remarkable scene when he penned Angels From the Realms of Glory 200 years ago.Angel from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth;Ye who sang creation’s story now proclaim Messiah’s birth:Shepherds, in the fields abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night,God with man is now residing. Yonder shines the infant Light. Come and worship, come and worship, Wors...

  • The Angelic Choir Luke 2:8-14

    Hark, the Herald Angels!Luke 2:8-14 Introduction KJV Luke 2:8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

  • "And She Gave Birth" - Luke 2:1-7

    “And She Gave Birth”Luke 2:1-7Introduction Every December I find myself reading and re-reading Luke 2. I am so enthralled by this account of Jesus’ birth; I chastise myself for not somehow teaching this  passage every Christmas. Beforej uming into this amazing account of Jesus birth, let me share another story by way of constrast:Illust: A woman was doing her last-minute Christmas shopping at a crowded mall.

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Tested

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsTested1 Timothy 3:8 DefinitionsNAU 1 Timothy 3:10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach BGT 1 Timothy 3:10 καὶ οὗτοι δὲ δοκιμαζέσθωσαν πρῶτον, εἶτα διακονείτωσ&...

  • biblcal Leadership Traits - Not Double Tongued

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot Double Tongued1 Timothy 3:8 DefinitionsNAU 1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,BGT 1 Timothy 3:8 Διακόνους ὡσαύτως σεμνούς, μὴ διλόγους, μὴ οἴνῳ πολλῷ προσέχοντας, μὴ αἰσχροκερδεῖς,The derivation of this term is = dij twice plus the verb legw = to say or speak or the noun logoj = word. This is the only NT use. Note the LXX at Prov 11...

  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Man of Dignity

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsMan of Dignity1 Timothy 3:8 DefinitionsNAU 1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,BGT 1 Timothy 3:8 Διακόνους ὡσαύτως σεμνούς, μὴ διλόγους, μὴ οἴνῳ πολλῷ προσέχοντας, μὴ αἰσχροκερδεῖς,We saw in 1 Timothy 3:4-5 that if a man has children, they must be “with all dignity” NAS = σεμνότης). This too is variously translated and can be confusing –...

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