Merry Christmas! On December 25th we praise and thank God for coming to us in Jesus. In Luke 2:10 the angel said to the shepherds, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” For ALL the people—including you. Notice how the angel started his message: … Continue reading The courage equation
Merry Christmas everybody! I’m not sure what you’re up to today, but I hope you take some time to give thanks that God comes to us personally in Jesus to offer forgiveness, salvation, peace, and purpose. I also invite you to consider this question: How will I make room for Jesus in my life in … Continue reading Merry Christmas! (Don’t be the 90%)
You’re right. I don’t usually send out a devotional on Monday morning. But today I wanted to make an exception. Why? Because I wanted to say Merry Christmas! “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11 KJV). The way I see it, … Continue reading Merry Christmas! (special edition)
Ephesians 2:10 "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works..." (ESV) Today's Thought According to the ads you see on TV, Christmas should make everyone happy. Plus, with all the stories and songs we hear in church and on the radio about peace and joy, you’d think it’d be a slam-dunk … Continue reading Merry or Meaningful?
Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father..." (ESV) Today's Thought Is there a war on Christmas? According to some people, there certainly is. The “war on Christmas” phrase sometimes comes up in news stories or conversations … Continue reading The War on Christmas