5 episodes

It's the biggest birthday celebration in the world. Macys and Target make or break their entire year in the few weeks leading up to the Holiday and even Hollywood tries to cash in with some major releases. But Charlie Brown and the simple reading of the Scriptural narrative still captures our hearts. Who was this baby wrapped in swaddling clothes as the Father's gift? Where did He come from? How long has he lived? What makes him the most important baby ever born? Matthew and Luke tell us about the birth in Bethlehem. John's introduction to his Gospel takes us back to eternity where the story actually began.

Truth Encounter: Journey to Christmas Podcast Dave Wyrtzen

    • Religion & Spirituality

It's the biggest birthday celebration in the world. Macys and Target make or break their entire year in the few weeks leading up to the Holiday and even Hollywood tries to cash in with some major releases. But Charlie Brown and the simple reading of the Scriptural narrative still captures our hearts. Who was this baby wrapped in swaddling clothes as the Father's gift? Where did He come from? How long has he lived? What makes him the most important baby ever born? Matthew and Luke tell us about the birth in Bethlehem. John's introduction to his Gospel takes us back to eternity where the story actually began.

    Down from His Glory (John 1:14-18)

    Down from His Glory (John 1:14-18)

    Have you ever felt totally stressed, exhausted, at the end of your rope? What’s awesome is that God doesn’t scold us from a safe distance. Instead He entered our messed up world to join us and deliver us.

    • 28 min
    At Bethlehem—The Rejected Creator (John 1:10-14)

    At Bethlehem—The Rejected Creator (John 1:10-14)

    In the Christmas story, knowing that Jesus was born in the City of David, a little south of Jerusalem, you take it for granted that Jesus was Jewish, but why Jesus was rejected by His own people is one of the big questions in history.

    • 16 min
    Before Bethlehem—The Word’s Witness (John 1:6-9)

    Before Bethlehem—The Word’s Witness (John 1:6-9)

    In the Christmas story we often think about the witness of Mary and Joseph, the angels, the shepherds and wise men, but what about the prophet who grew up to live in the desert dressed in camel’s hair, eating locusts and wild honey?

    • 27 min
    At the Beginning—The Creator (John 1:2-5)

    At the Beginning—The Creator (John 1:2-5)

    Our Christmas lights are up and shining. The party cycle has begun, but in the midst of all the yuletide cheer many of us wrestle with dark fears and sadness. Where can we find some life and light that doesn’t blow a fuse like a cheap strand of Christmas lights?

    • 28 min
    Before The Beginning (John 1:1-2, 14, 15, 18)

    Before The Beginning (John 1:1-2, 14, 15, 18)

    “Christ by highest heav’n adored, Christ the everlasting Lord.” Strange words to provide background for shopping, but who is this Messiah that heaven is in love with? To get ready for Jesus’ birthday celebration we need to discover who he actually is.

    • 26 min

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