was jesus a refugee

Was Jesus a Refugee?

  In Matthew 2:13, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Rise, take the [baby Jesus] and his mother [Mary], and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.” So Joseph took his family to …

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This Will be a Sign for You?

  And there were out in the field, shepherds, keeping watch over their flock by night. When suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared before them, and they were greatly afraid. But the angel said to them, “Fear not! For I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For …

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was jesus born in a barn

Was Jesus Born in a Barn?

  Luke 2:7 says, “Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.” This one verse is why we think of Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem at the last minute, being turned away by …

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did christmas start as pagan holiday

Is Christmas Pagan?

  Is Christmas a pagan holiday? No, it’s a Christian holiday, a celebration of the birth of Christ! If that wasn’t what Christmas was about, our secular culture wouldn’t be so afraid of the name Christ-mas. But didn’t Christmas start out as a pagan holiday? Probably not. There have been many pagan festivals around the …

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