Contributed on Jan 3, 2019
Scrapbooks record significant events in a person's life. This series shows us many firsts in Jesus' life and their significance to us. Jesus' first of many trips to the temple of Jerusalem shows us the saving work of Jesus - yes, even as a baby!
As we come to the close of another year and the embark on the year 2019, it’s only natural for people to take look back at what the last 12 months have all entailed. And maybe you’re thinking, “2018 – what a year it has been!” I certainly feel that way. One year ago, I hade not personally met ...read more
Contributed on Jan 8, 2019
The story of a 12 year-old boy left behind in Jerusalem by his parents? Sound familiar? Almost sounds like a Christmas classic movie! Not exactly. This is the story of the Son of God, knowing who he was and why he was here.
As I read through the account from Luke 2 which you heard this morning of how Jesus was left behind by his parents in Jerusalem, I couldn’t help but think of what has become classic Christmas movie, “Home Alone.” If you’re not familiar with the movie, it’s about a boy around the age of 10-12 ...read more
Contributed on Feb 20, 2019
“This just doesn’t seem to make much sense.” How many times do you think the people there for Jesus' first miracle asked that question? This event in the life of Jesus confirms exactly who Jesus was and how God works – amazing solutions that we would have never expected.
Just this past week, one of my daughters was looking through the scrapbooks that my wife has assembled throughout the years of various events in their lives. One of the things you’ll find for each of them is the famous “First day of school” picture. Those pictures are kind of fun to look at and ...read more