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Q&A 1528 – Santa Claus and the Faith of Small Children

Posted: August 24, 2018

I often wonder about how it will affect my daughter when she finds out that Santa is not real. She associates Christmas with Santa and with Jesus. When she finds… Read More

Where Does God Want Me to Work?, by David Mathis

Posted: May 23, 2018

David Mathis leads us in finding God’s will through three major factors. Read here.

“Mother’s Day Reflection,” by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: May 14, 2018

Message given at the North River Church of Christ on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the 9 & 11am services.

New Year’s Day – D. Jacoby

Posted: December 31, 2017

Here are a podcast plus notes on New Year’s Day (10 minutes). To listen now, click on arrow. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or… Read More

Historic Core of Christmas Lore: A sermon on Nicholas (“St. Nick”), by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: December 14, 2017

Sermon given to the Northview Church of Christ on Sunday, December 10, 2017. To listen now, click on arrow to play. To download and listen later, right click Nicolas and then click… Read More

Q&A 1507 (0177, español) – Halloween

Posted: October 27, 2017

No celebramos Halloween. Solía tener la idea de que los satanistas ven a Halloween como un día especial. Sin embargo, he intentado investigar en libros, publicaciones periódicas, e internet sobre… Read More

Valentine’s Day

Posted: February 13, 2016

Here are a podcast plus notes on Valentine’s Day (7 minutes). To listen now, click on arrow. To download the podcast, right click here and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Q&A 1386 – Elf on a Shelf

Posted: December 19, 2015

What do you think about this “elf on a shelf”? A fictional character watches your children and reports to Santa. They are told to be obedient so that the elf… Read More

The 12 Terms of Christmas

Posted: December 16, 2015

In this brief seasonal podcast (15 minutes) we will cover the meaning of 12 familiar, yet seldom understood, terms related to Christmas. Download here. Christmas: Christ + mass. Mass <… Read More

St. Nick: Historical Core of Xmas Lore

Posted: December 5, 2015

Famous Christians 1: Nicholas of Myra This is the story (16 minutes) of Nicholas of Myra, a 4th century Christian leader, who became “Saint Nick.” Though Christmas lore is nearly… Read More

Q&A 1370 – Shouldn’t we observe the regulations for the Year of Jubilee?

Posted: November 8, 2015

Is there any country that celebrates or follows the rules for the Year of Jubilee? And when I say follow, I mean they follow what it says in Leviticus 25:8-55:… Read More

Uncommon Memorial Day Thoughts

Posted: May 27, 2015

You will want to read Nikole Mitchell’s uncommon Memorial Day thoughts — recommended by Tom Jones. Click here.

11.23.2014 – “Holidays or Holy Days” – Douglas Jacoby

Posted: November 26, 2014

Sunday sermon done at the North River Church of Christ in Marietta, GA on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Click to watch: Holidays or Holy Days?

April Fools Day

Posted: March 27, 2014

Obviously, All Fools’ Day isn’t a biblical day, or even a traditional religious observance, yet it is an annual event in many countries, and our study will underscore at least one… Read More

Valentine’s Day

Posted: July 31, 2013

CLICK to learn about the origins and significance of Valentine’s Day. The roots of Valentine’s Day are ancient. What do you know about this increasingly popular observance? Think it’s all… Read More

Happy Purim!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Purim — The Upside Down Holiday (by Phillip Lester) Greetings and shalom (peace). If you didn’t know it – this is a special day.  Today is Purim! In a world of… Read More

Linguistic Insight: Christmas & Santa Claus

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Origin of the word Christmas The modern word Christmas comes from the Old English Cristes mæsse, or Christ’s mass. In Medieval Catholicism, this was the Mass. The word mass… Read More

Memorial Day – Mourning Our “Enemies” Deaths

Posted: May 27, 2013

by NIKOLE MITCHELL  On this Memorial Day, what if we not only remember American soldiers but all the soldiers around the world who have lost their lives? And not only soldiers,… Read More

Thanksgiving

Posted: October 20, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Thanksgiving (19 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

Halloween

Posted: August 17, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Halloween (21 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you… Read More

Labor Day

Posted: August 17, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Labor Day (14 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

Birthdays

Posted: July 30, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Birthdays(10 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you… Read More

The 4th of July

Posted: July 2, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on The 4th of July(11 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Fathers’ Day, Mothers’ Day

Posted: July 2, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Fathers’ Day & Mothers’ Day (12 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

Pentecost

Posted: May 10, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Pentecost (9 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you… Read More

Easter

Posted: April 12, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Easter (7 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: February 3, 2011

Famous Christians 2: Patrick Here are a podcast plus notes on St. Patrick’s Day (8 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

New Year’s Day

Posted: January 6, 2011

Here are a podcast plus notes on New Year’s Day (10 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you… Read More

THE “HOLIDAY PARADOX”

Posted: December 18, 2008

Please read Luke 2:42-52. Jesus had the holiday spirit. This was a busy time. Yet his family literally forgot the Lord —  they were not on the same spiritual wavelength…. Read More

HANUKKAH

Posted: December 18, 2008

The popular Jewish celebration falls close to the Christmas of the traditional church observance. It dates to the days of the Maccabean revolt (2nd century BC). For the origins of… Read More

Christmas

Posted: December 17, 2008

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Christmas (10 minutes). To listen now, click on the arrow. To download the podcast, right click on “Download Podcast” and select… Read More

XMAS

Posted: December 17, 2008

If you have followed all the studies this year, you have completed an intensive study of the entire New Testament. Well done! For the next few days seasonal information and… Read More

Holiday Preparation – November 20, 2005

Posted: November 21, 2005

North River Church of Christ: Sermon 20 NOV ’05 Holiday Preparation (5 Principles) HOLIDAY SPIRIT For many of us, 2006 promises to be one of the best years in a… Read More

Sabbath Article

Posted: July 17, 2003

SABBATH ARTICLE first appearing in A Light to London, the bulletin of the London Church of Christ, May-June 1987 Christians must observe the Sabbath! Such, at any rate, is the… Read More