Archive for December 2012

Lesson 1 of 10: Daniel predicts the year when Messiah will die

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Top-Ten Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus

This week I will provide begin a series of 10 lessons over ten weeks explaining the top-ten prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. (A lesson outline for the next ten weeks is provided below). There are actually hundreds of prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. This link lists them: http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/prophecy/353prophecies.html. However, we will focus on just the top-ten, which I thought were the most dramatic. Watch this short video and hear evangelical Old Testament scholar Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., explain why the book of Daniel predicts Jesus’ death [...]

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Silent Night

Listen to Nat King Cole sing Silent Night.

Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peaceSleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the Saviour is bornChrist, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at [...]

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The First Noel

Listen to The First Noel.

The first Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepards in fields as they lay: In fields where they lay a keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Noel Noel Noel NoelBorn is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star Shining in the east beyond them far: And to the earth it gave great light And so it continued both day and night. Noel Noel Noel NoelBorn is the King of Israel.

And [...]

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O Holy Night

Listen to Nat King Cole sing the Christmas song.

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices! O night divine, the night when Christ was born; O night, O Holy Night , O night divine! O night, [...]

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

Sing along with the Choir…

O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie; above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light;

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above, while mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love. O morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth, and praises sing to God the king, and peace to all on earth!

How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given; so God [...]

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Angels we have heard on high

Listen to the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform the Christmas song.

Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains, And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains. Refrain Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire your heavenly song? Refrain

Come to Bethlehem and see Christ Whose birth the angels sing; Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King. Refrain

See Him in a manger laid, Whom [...]

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Listen to the New London Choir and The London Symphony Orchestra perform the Christmas song.

Hark! the herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!” Joyful, all ye nations rise; Join the triumph of the skies; With angelic host proclaim “Christ is born in Bethlehem!” Hark! the herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ the everlasting Lord; Late in time behold Him come, Offspring of the favored one. Veiled in flesh, [...]

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Quiz 6 on Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

Take this short self-quiz to test your knowledge of the sixth week’s lesson on Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus.

Quiz 6 from David Johnson

Lesson Outline

Twelve Known Resurrection Facts Believed By Harshest Critics of Christianity

Jesus died from crucifixion Jesus was buried in a tomb. Jesus’ death caused the disciples to despair and lose hope. Quiz 1 on Lessons 1-3. The tomb was discovered to be empty three days later. The disciples believed they encountered the risen Jesus.. The disciples were transformed from doubters [...]

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Lesson 6 of 6: The Swoon theory

Just the Facts: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

Watch this short video to hear why the Swoon Theory is a fabrication easily dismissed by the facts.

Here are the main points made in the video:

The Swoon Theory posits that Jesus must have passed out or lost vital signs for a period of time and later was revived. Is this plausible? There are eight reasons why the swoon theory cannot be true:

The Roman penalty for any soldier that let a prisoner escape was the death penalty. The [...]

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Lesson 6 of 12: What made the disciples fearless when they were once fearful

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The disciples were transformed from a fearful band of discouraged followers of the crucified Jesus to bold proclaimers of Jesus’ resurrection. They not only saw Jesus alive after his death, they saw him transported into heaven.

Luke 24: 50-53

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they [...]

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