68 results for tag: christmas

Great Exchanges – by Greg Albrecht

Your first thought at this time of the year might be those frenzied crowds in shopping malls and department stores on the days immediately following Christmas. People exchanging and returning gifts they received that were the wrong size, wrong color—or just plain wrong! But there's another exchange we need to keep in mind. This great exchange is the reality of the cross of Christ. Jesus Christ took our sin and died for it, paying the debt that we could not pay. In exchange, God, because of his grace, gives us eternal life. Our sin for eternal life! The great spiritual exchange. Great exchanges characterize the month of December for Christians ...

Christmas Presence – by Laura Urista

We’ve celebrated many memorable Christmases over the years. Sometimes it was a special trip or a special meal with all the family gathered in one place which made the day so memorable. But the one Christmas that stands out in my mind as the most memorable was not a very merry one. It is so memorable to me because I learned a valuable lesson. It was December “1990-something” and our daughter, Tawny, wanted a new bike for Christmas. After much searching, my husband and I found a bike that was the perfect size and in her favorite color—purple. With smiles of anticipation, we beamed with pride and joy as our wide-eyed little girl opened ...

What You Get for Christmas?

It's understandable that the focus of Christmas for children is the gifts they might get, but Christmas never becomes much more than that for many adults. Their question is, "What am I going to get?" In one way, that IS the question, but not in the way most of us think.

Sleigh Ride – Michael North

From CWR/PTM - Enjoy this song by Michael North.

Las Posadas

Had we been the owner of the Bethlehem Inn, would we have given Joseph and Mary a room? Would we have made room for our Savior? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR045.mp3

What If God Was One of Us? – by Greg Albrecht

"Stop Acting Like God. Start Acting Like Jesus." The message, on a poster being waved during a rally in support of a minority group, confronted and challenged me. It seemed to be directed at me and my fellow Christians.  If they really knew Jesus, I thought, they would know that he is God and he was God in the flesh!  I continued to ponder the poster until a free translation of its intended meaning occurred to me: "Jesus, save us from your followers who seem to be acting like our stereotype of the Old Testament God."  It was obvious they had a vague notion that Jesus didn't hurt people, that Jesus didn't abuse people, and that Jesus ...

Recognizing God

The birth of Jesus signaled a new way of doing things. The gospel insists that our relationship with God is all about what he does - it's all about him. But sadly, many are convinced by religion that their relationship with God is all about them. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR097.mp3

Christmas at North House – Michael North

On behalf of CWR/PTM, enjoy this Christmas album by Michael North.

CWR Video – Our Incarnated Lives – by Steve McVey


The Word Who Became Flesh

He was born so that we might be spiritually reborn. Join us as we study the significance and meaning of Jesus' birth in John 1:1-14. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR149.mp3

Christmas Reminds Us

The unending, eternal truth and beauty of the birth of Jesus stands in stark contrast over against the ugliness, hatred, oppression, abuse and warfare of our world - the good news is that Jesus not only came into the world of the first century, he still comes to ours. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR513.mp3

The Carnal God

Because of the infinite love of God, Jesus was incarnated as God in the flesh - so that he might fully know us and so that we might know him. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR512.mp3

The Message and Music of Christmas

His Name is Jesus - Greg Albrecht and Friends Join us as we celebrate Jesus' birth with a powerful and uplifting message from Greg Albrecht - combined with some of the greatest hymns of Christmas performed by the Plain Truth Ministries Singers. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/TheMessageandMusicofChristmas.mp3

The Three M’s

Many activities surround Christmas - sometimes the busy-ness of it all might even obscure the actual meaning of the birth of Jesus.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR511.mp3

Shame and Scandal

Jesus' birth, as well as his life and death, were surrounded by shame and scandal, yet the real shame and scandal was not then easily observed nor is it easily believed now. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR461.mp3