Contributed on Dec 9, 2002
Leviticus 3 would seem an odd Christmas text, but there is much to be found about a little known Old Testament sacrifice that can help us understand more about what God would want from us in this season of Christmas.
OPEN: Joe had ordered an expensive suit for a banquet, and the tailor finished alterations just in time. But as Joe left the shop, a sudden rainstorm doused the jacket & shrank one of the sleeves. "We can’t do anything about it today," the tailor told Joe when he returned to the shop. "Just ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2002
What do you get for the person who has everything? It is the nagging question everyone faces when buying gifts. But, God has told us what kind of gifts He would be pleased with.
OPEN: Tom and Joe had been high school buddies, but when they grew up, Joe left town to find his fortune. He became a very successful salesman, but never married. One day, he returned to his hometown and met Joe in a local restaurant. They exchanged stories of how their lives had changed over the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2002
Christmas really isn’t a "biblical holiday" but why pass up the chance to tell our friends and relatives about the ultimate gift/sacrifice God has wrapped for us?
OPEN: Preparing for large Christmas Eve family gathering, a mother had been giving out orders like a drill sergeant: "Pick up your things! Don’t get your clothes dirty! Put away those toys." Well, her 4-year-old daughter had been underfoot all day, so she sent her to the next room to play with ...read more