Author: Kirk Zylstra

Joy born in Bethlehem part 2

This article and the previous one are guests posts by Kirk Zylstra, pastor of Everton Park Church, a Presbyterian Reformed Church in Brisbane. They’re an abridgment of a Christmas message. **** Who is this baby? Christmas is a time of joy. We enjoy family, friends, food, and the fun of holidays. But in the Bible, Jesus brought joy to unexpected people – bad people, immoral people, social outcasts. We saw that in our previous post. How can Jesus bring joy to wicked people? How does he have the right to do that? The angel who announced the good news of...

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Joy was born in Bethlehem part 1

This article and the next are guests posts by Kirk Zylstra, pastor of Everton Park Church, a Presbyterian Reformed Church in Brisbane. They’re an abridgment of a Christmas message. **** The birth of a child brings joy The birth of a child brings great joy. My wife Simone and I have four children. The birth of every single one of them brought us amazing joy. I remember with one of our births, when the child was born I actually started laughing. I think it was an overflow of nervous energy – I was just so relieved that the child was...

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