They wanted to hear the story of Jesus’s birth every year. Our tradition was always to read Luke 2:1-20 from the heavy, family Bible before we shared gifts.
Old vs New
OLD STUFF For more than two millennia, believers and non-believers both challenged the notion that God works a standard nine to five and created the entirety of the universe on the day shift [and BTW – tongue in cheek/wink/wink –
Kingdom of God is near – Are you still waiting?
It should cause your heart to leap up and your hope to soar when you realize that God’s Kingdom is here with the same power that Jesus experienced.
Politics and Religion – Third Rail Party Planning
His choice was to call out the problems and failures of the government in their interpretation or implementation of God’s Holy Word. Thus Jesus chose to make himself a political dissident and model of Godly activism.
All Things Turn to Good? All Things? All Things!!
For those the love the Lord, God great – He can use anyone and anything to demonstrate his love for His people and protect them.
Patterns – Do Not Conform to the Pattern
The tendency to focus on success, named Survivorship Bias – the tendency to emulate past patterns with an expectation toward future success, was first noted during WWII. We all do it. During World War II, a young and brilliant mathematician
Feelings Have You Overwhelmed? Be The Seed!
Feelings of helplessness become overwhelming when we try to give a little comfort or support to friends and loved ones.
Heirs to the Kingdom – Be the Prince
Tell three people and equip them to share. Help them to understand that they need not fear for the power was given to them, too. They have the power to walk on Satan’s serpents and to overcome his lies (Luke 10:19, ESV).
Church – Missing in the COVID-19 Pandemic?
God designed fellowship as a stroll through the garden, listening as God speaks to His children.
God’s Spirit – Easter, The Day He Returned
I never really saw it this way until today. One of the glorious scenes of Jesus’s resurrection is the moment Mary looks into the empty tomb, and what does she see? She sees a picture of the Ark of the Covenant. A wondrous image of God’s Ark lost to the Babylonian empire is returned to Jerusalem, signaling the return of the Holy Spirit to man.