Luke 2:1–20 In Need of a Savior I like to think of myself as a decent swimmer, but on two occasions when I was younger I nearly drowned. Once was when I was a teenager. My sister and I got caught in a rip tide on a deserted stretch of beach in North Carolina. We managed to swim to shore safely, but the other time was a few years later in the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park. The snow melt that feeds the river is warmed by the geysers and hot springs in the park. Th
There was this guy in the Bible named John the Baptist, a wild, God-intoxicated desert dweller. He'd warn anyone who'd listen that they'd better change their ways. "Turn or burn!" he preached. He also claimed that someone greater than he was waiting in the wings. When he takes the stage, said John, he'll baptize people "with the Holy Spirit and with fire." In my sermon Sunday I spent a little time wondering what this "baptism by fire" might be. Foresters sometimes set fires i
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