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 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 –
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.
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.
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 of helplessness become overwhelming when we try to give a little comfort or support to friends and loved ones.
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).
God designed fellowship as a stroll through the garden, listening as God speaks to His children.
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.
There will come a day when we will look back and can clearly see what God did today, during our time of national, and for many of us, personal crisis. Expect amazement at the hand of God, moving throughout our land to carry this nation through.