Contributed on Nov 22, 2010
Christmas preparations make it easy to get distracted, but Christmas is a celebration of life, and to truly experience that gift, we have to awaken to Christ's offer of abundant life!
Here we are, at the “most wonderful time of the year!” Last Sunday several of us gathered here at the church to put up the Christmas decorations. Perhaps some of you have decorated your homes as well in recent days. Indeed, Christmas decorations are beginning to appear everywhere. Heck, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 30, 2010
During the Christmas season, many of our "hardships" are magnified, and it is difficult to experience "Christmas joy." But what we celebrate at Christmas is the Son of God who came among us and made for us a "high-way" that cuts through the struggles and
There is something that has been bothering me all week, and I want to share it with you this morning. I have to make a confession. On Monday of this week, as I was sitting in my office working on the Luke Bible Study, the phone rang. When I answered the phone, a woman on the other end of the line ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2010
We are the recipients of the greatest gift ever given. Paul tells us that part of that gift is our savior Jesus Christ, and that the other part of of that gift is the call to share the gospel with others. Will we give that gift this Christmas?
Paul's letter to the Romans is interesting. In fact, it's probably his most detailed and intriguing letter. Yet, when Paul wrote this letter to the Romans, he was writing to a church that he did not know personally and in which he had never been! When you think about the fact that all of Paul's ...read more