Tag: seasonal

A New Name for Doubting Thomas (John 20:24–29)

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1762957/10537872-johnathan-arnold-a-new-name-for-doubting-thomas-john-20-24-29.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-10537872&player=small Until Pentecost Sunday on June 5, we are still in the Easter season, so it’s a fitting time to consider the characters of the...

Baptism Now Saves You Through the Resurrection of Christ: An Easter...

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1762957/10507872-johnathan-arnold-baptism-now-saves-you-through-the-resurrection-of-christ-1-peter-3-18-22.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-10507872&player=small This sermon was preached on Easter Sunday before several baptisms and baptism reaffirmations, including the baptism of my son Adam. For centuries, the church stood—never...

Is Nature Sacred?

The earth was created to be God’s dwelling place with us. 

St. Patrick’s Day Belongs to the Church: Remembering Ireland’s Missionary

If taken prisoner by pirates and enslaved for six years as a teenager in a foreign land, most would curse their captors and pursue...

The Dawn: An Exposition for the New Year

The following article was published in the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, Jan. 1866, 13-23. A PDF is available here. If you identify any errors in the...

Christians Invented X-mas

The Greek name for Christ, used hundreds of times in the New Testament, is Χριστός. The first Greek letter, chi, looks like an “X”...

An Advent Playlist From Holy Joys

We pray that this Advent Playlist helps to prepare your heart for the coming king.

3 Psalms and Prayers for Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

What do you plan to do around the Thanksgiving table this year? In addition to your regular mealtime prayer and thanksgiving, consider Reading a...

Did Jesus Actually Leave His Father’s Throne Above? Christmas and Kenosis

The wonder of Christmas is Immanuel: God with us. The God who eternally exists as Father, Son, and Spirit came to us at Christmas...