December 16, 2012
The origins of the Christmas tree have long been debated. Most affirm they came from Germany or somewhere in northern Europe but many unsubstantiated legends and myths, both pagan and Christian, cloud the historical truth.
December 9, 2012
700 years before Jesus’ birth, Isaiah describes the royal names of our Messiah, the attributes and qualities of the King of kings and Lord of Lords. David asks rhetorically, “Who is He, this King of glory?”
December 2, 2012
We know from the Scriptures, that before His birth in a lowly manger in Bethlehem, Jesus, God the Son, dwelt in preeminent glory and supremacy.
November 25, 2012
As we take seriously our mandate to share the Good News with others, it behooves us to consider those times we get together with family, friends, and neighbors as natural times where we can share our faith.
November 18, 2012
Thanksgiving is very much in order, despite our circumstances. Our text begins with Paul reminding us that we are God’s chosen people, holy, and dearly loved. As believers, those realities alone should cause our hearts to be deeply grateful.
November 11, 2012
Despite the outcome of elections and the names of those occupying governmental places of leadership and power, we must not forget that God is sovereign over the kings of the earth.
November 4, 2012
Peter begins his first letter with words that reveal the Trinity as well as any written. He describes the collaborative, sovereign, and powerful role of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our new birth, transformational process, and future glory, reminding us we are strangers here but not where we’re going. And then he reminds us that our walks of […]
October 28, 2012
Paul writes the church in Corinth what is actually his fourth letter with the goal of encouraging this flock to lift their eyes off their suffering and onto all that is to come.
October 21, 2012
During the Civil War, a phrase was coined to describe the reaction of new recruits seeing battle for the first time; it was called, “seeing the elephant.” The Scriptures have much to say about suffering–about trials, afflictions, and tribulations–and how such difficulties are used by God to bring about perseverance, character, hope, and maturity. Many […]
October 13, 2012
Beginning with what many scholars believe was a creedal hymn in the early church, Colossians 1:15-23 reveals three very important dynamics of the Gospel message.