References: Isaiah 9Most of us know George Frideric Handel's oratorio chorus Messiah, and at Christmas time we are delighted by the sounds of its most famous song, the "Hallelujah Chorus." How many of us, though, are aware that this song can only truly be sung after an earlier set proclaims, "For Unto Us a Child is Born"? The words for this song are taken from Isaiah 9, which describes a scene of darkness, gloom and oppression that is pierced with the light of dawn. For centuries, the Jewish people envisioned and expected a great warrior king who would save them from their oppressors. But God chose a child instead, a baby born in lowly circumstances, to save people from their spiritual oppression. In this series of messages, Alistair Begg describes who this child is and what earns Him the right to be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace. Celebrate the great news that A Child is Born!
I’M TOO BUSY!” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us.
Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all.
That’s why author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in his newest book, Crazy Busy - and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots. Highly and super short, Crazy Busy helps put an end to “busyness as usual.”