As Christmas day draws near, we spend this hour highlighting Old Testament promises and the important connections to Christ's later life and ministry. The birth of Jesus stands as a pivotal moment in the history of the world, marking a dramatic turning point in God's plan to redeem creation from sin and death. Much to the world's surprise, redemption had arrived . . . in the form of a lowly baby. We will examine the Gospels' birth narratives, clearing away common misconceptions, making messianic connections, and setting the stage for Jesus's later life and ministry.
The lyrics of our favorite hymns are rich in images that can help us in our daily walk with God. They lead us effortlessly toward worship, testimony, exhortation, prayer, and praise. But are you familiar with the stories behind some of the most cherished Christmas hymns of the Christian faith? Join us to learn the background of some of the most well-known music in the world.
Dr. Andreas Kostenberger is the founder of Biblical Foundations, an organization devoted to encouraging a return to the biblical foundations in the home, the church, and society. He is Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Dr. Kostenberger is the author of numerous books on a variety of biblical and theological topics. He also serves as the editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Robert J. Morgan is the teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for 38 years. He is a best-selling, gold-Illuminations, and gold-medallion winning writer with more than 35 books in print and more than 4.5 million copies in circulation in multiple languages. He is a collaborative writer for Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Points Magazine. Rob has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. He speaks widely at churches, conferences, schools, and corporate events.