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By Guest Editorial Dr. Greg Howell
Pastor Community Grace Brethren Church 

The most wonderful time of the year for a good reason


December 19, 2018

“Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!” to quote a seasonal song. It is pretty wonderful! And I am glad that we are past the political correctness of being unable to wish people a “Merry Christmas.”

Christmas has been pretty much an American staple from the beginning of our country. Our European and Scandinavian ancestors brought the celebration with them to the New World. Steeped with tradition, but based on the biblical account of the birth of Baby Jesus, Christmas has endured twenty centuries.

But it is really only half of the story. Jesus didn’t just come to be the Baby in the manger. He actually came to die. As the Bible explains, He is the God-man who came to b...

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