Contributed on Nov 28, 2016
Advent is waiting with faith. How has waiting for the Messiah looked in the past? How does it look to us now? What gift can we bring to the Lord in this time of Advent? Is He waiting for you?
Matthew 1:1-17 (please look this up in your Bible) Where is the first hint of a Messiah found it the Bible? Right after the first sin is committed and the Lord is pronouncing judgment on the serpent: Genesis 3:15 NIV “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2016
The Incarnation took immense planning; a righteous virgin and a carpenter from an obscure town, a pagan emperor taking a census, a journey, a manger, the family lineage. All of these had to be in place and timed perfectly. We serve a great God! PTL!!
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-7 Please find this passage in your Bibles. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” – sing the first verse A Cappella as the folks find the Scripture reading for the day. We love that little Christmas song, don’t we? Let’s go ahead and read ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2016
What would Christmas be like if it was REALLY a celebration of Jesus birth, if He was the focus of all we said and did from rising in the morning until we went to bed? What would it be like? What impact would it have on our family and friends?
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:6-7 “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. “Of the increase of His ...read more
Contributed on Jan 5, 2017
The lengths to which God the Father would go in order to redeem and reconcile fallen humanity is a unfathomable testimony to His unrivaled position as God and Father of all. God the Son was indeed in a manger; fully God and fully the God-Man. Emmanuel!
Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:18-25 (Please open your Bibles to this text) When a man fathers a child and then leaves he abandons his child. The father might live in the same town as the child but if he only ever observes the child then he is a biological father but not a father in the true sense ...read more