It’s that time of year (Christmas!!!) and our December newsletter celebrates:
- Rob Slane ponders the significance of the name Bethlehem, which means “house of bread.” The Bread of Life was born in the House of Bread at a time when the world was famished, just as it is today.
- Dr. R.C. Sproul says Christians shouldn’t complain about the commercialization of Christmas, but instead should embrace the celebration of the holy time when God appeared in history.
- Saving Christmas, a lively, thought-provoking movie, urges Christians, those who have the greatest reason to celebrate, not to allow the practices of the world around us to dampen our celebration. Saving Christmas stars Kirk Cameron and Samaritan member Darren Doane, who also directed the film.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas turns 50 this year! The late Chuck Colson believed this beloved classic was a great evangelistic tool. In this month’s reprinted newsletter cover story, he suggests we should invite some friends over to watch it and simply reflect on the true “true meaning of Christmas.”
Also in this month’s newsletter:
- This month’s Member Spotlight is about Paul and Jenny Speed. They say they were “wonderful hypocrites” living in a dying marriage. Praise God they were transformed and now help others through Whatever It Takes Ministries. They also describe their different programs and talk about how they ended up with Samaritan Ministries.
- What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know about Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You by Dr. Ray Strand is reviewed. Dr. Strand tells how he went from saying “Vitamins just make expensive urine” to believing all doctors should be trained in using nutritional supplements to treat the most common chronic diseases.
- In a reflection on 2 Corinthians 10:5, this month’s Doorpost reminds us that a spiritual war is fought with spiritual weapons.
Have a beautiful Christmas!