The Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem

“My eyes have seen your salvation, which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.” These words spoken by Simeon the prophet in Luke 2:30–32 show the wonder of the first advent. Jesus,...
The Star of Bethlehem

365 Key Chapters of the Bible: Luke 2

Ken Boa teaches on Luke 2, documenting the birth and youth of Jesus, as part of his 365 Key Chapters of the Bible series, based on his Handbook to Scripture.  In this chapter, we find the third and fourth of four hymns in the first two chapters of...
The Star of Bethlehem

The Manger and the Cross: Unlikely Bookends

The image of Christmas is perhaps the image of the manger—tattered blankets and tufts of hay nestled in a quaint, wooden trough, now a makeshift crib.It would no doubt fail modern standards of baby cribbing, not to mention sanitation inspections given its prior use....