Thoughts on the Christmas Season: Game On Part 4

Photo: Unsplash “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”” (Luke 2:13–14 NIV11) The powers have no game (see previous posts) meaning that we are rolling toward that great peace (shalom) of God. It … Read More

Thoughts for the Christmas Season: Part 3 Game On

Photo: Unsplash “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”” (Luke 2:13–14 NIV11) The angels on the first Christmas declare to Satan and all that is broken and evil, “Game On.” Three Game On … Read More

Thoughts for Christmas: Game on Part 2

Photo Unsplash Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14 What is in the heaven on that first Christmas day are the angel armies of Yahweh (see prior post). The angel armies of … Read More

Game On — Christmas Thoughts Part 1

By Larry Doornbos, Director Vibrant Congregations A central reality of the birth of Christ is this–God’s proclamation “game on.” Here’s how Luke brings this reality to us. “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor … Read More