Contributed on Dec 3, 2010
If we want to be used of God to effectively advance the cause of Christ, we must be careful not to overestimate or underestimate ourselves, but use the Spirit’s gift(s) to serve with all our hearts.
Just a few years ago, Dave Barry, a columnist for the Washington Post, posted his comments about the typical male in the first week of December. He wrote, “Your standard man, at this point in the Christmas season, has purchased zero gifts. He has not yet gotten around to purchasing an acceptable ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2010
Christ gives every believer the Holy Spirit who delivers us from the penalty and power of sin, dwells within us to give us a different attitude and destiny, and directs us to intimacy with our Heavenly Father. This is the true Spirit of Christmas.
Just a few days before Christmas one year, a postal worker at one of the main sorting offices found an unstamped, handwritten, messy envelope addressed to God. Curious, he opened it and discovered that it was from an elderly woman who was in great distress because all of her savings – $200 – had ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2010
When we accept the Father's gift of His Son, we accept life instead of death, justification instead of judgment, power instead of bondage, and righteousness instead of sin.
Matt Woodly, a father of four, talks about buying his children a swing set, about 15 years ago, as an early Christmas present. It was an extra long metal set with two swings, a two-seater swinging bench, a slide, monkey bars, and a series of hanging rings. He thought the time invested in putting ...read more