This beautiful and familiar hymn by Charles Wesley, amended by George Whitefield, is packed with solid truth to enrich our understanding of Christmas....Keep Reading
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It may come as a surprise, but Jesus made a point of going to parties. We may think of Jesus as an emaciated desert wanderer who spoke in chapter and verse, but in truth, he was the hot ticket item in the Galilee social scene. This meant he got party invitations, but when he showed up, it was a party with a difference....
How does our thought life determine our destiny? How do we live faithfully as God's people in a society whose reality excludes his relevance? Daniel's example in Babylon teaches us how to think correctly and live faithfully in a society increasingly out of step with God's Word....
Kings 17 and 18 tells the story of Elijah's confrontation with Ahab. When Elijah announced, 'it's not going to rain until I say so, he wasn't simply making weather predictions; he was asserting God's authority, declaring that God is really God, and reminding the Israelites that wannabe-false-pretender-not really god they were worshipping wasn't. Elijah's victory, however, left him open to a threat....
The gratitude of Thanksgiving quickly turns to the anticipation of Christmas; as we approach the celebration of the Incarnation, deep appreciation for God’s incredible mercy fills our hearts. I have been reflecting on the introduction to the Christmas story in Matthew, with Acts, and 2nd Samuel informing this text....
God's kingdom grows in our lives as his word takes root and bears fruit....Keep Reading
Jesus uses the metaphor of light explain the impact in our lives of hearing God's word well...Keep Reading
Jesus doesn't leave us alone, and he doesn't leave us where we are. He has purpose, destiny, and intention for our lives, but to get there, we have to go through storms....Keep Reading
God invites us to breakthrough the barriers that prevent us from experiencing all the blessing he has for us....Keep Reading
Evaluting the price Jesus asks us to pay in light of the promised pay out....Keep Reading
An up and down emotional life can be unhealthy, but there is a kind of up and down rhythm to following Jesus important for living life well....Keep Reading
God's promises are worth waiting for, but waiting can be hard work. Keeping our eye on the prize makes it easier....Keep Reading