The story of Jesus missing from the caravan home can seem a little overblown, but it became a teaching moment for His parents and for us to see what the true work of the Father was and remains. Jesus has work to do, even at a young age, and He diligently sets about it by visiting His Father's house and speaking the Word with any who would...Keep Reading
BlogSubscribe to the RSS Feed
- Featured Posts
- All Posts
How do we worship all doesn't feel as well as we expected it should, especially at this time of year, when all can feel a whole lot less than well? The truth is, songs aren't mean to fake us into emotions and feelings. Rather, they are to express to God what we believe about God and understand from our circumstances....
If we're not careful and attentive, we might just miss the best this season has to offer us. And that means we might wake up after it's over to realize how similar we really are to those who missed the opportunity to welcome Jesus properly about 2000 years ago. ...
Jesus formative years were a learning experience for everyone. Even though we get very little information about his growing up, we see in at least one little snippet how committed He is to His Father's purposes and plans to bring rescue. Even when his parents didn't "get it," He still pursued His work....Keep Reading
Every family celebrates Christmas a little differently. But the whole point for parents and singles alike is to point others to the One who came to redeem sinful people and bridge the chasm that separates us from our Creator....Keep Reading
Jesus was always in the sure hands of His Father, even when His earthly mom and dad lost track of Him. Isn't it good to know that we, too, can rest secure in the gentle and expert care of our Father?!...Keep Reading
When we think of the birth of Jesus, sacrifice isn't really the most prominent theme we consider. But sacrifice is at the heart of all that God intended to accomplish through His Son's work in the world....Keep Reading
Christmas is now behind us, but the reality of Christ's arrival now sets in for us. How will we respond as He works in our lives today?...Keep Reading
The Christmas story, though clouded by modern commercialism and distractions, is one that forces people to respond to the God who comes to save them from sin and cleanse them from all unrighteousness. How will you respond today?...Keep Reading
Frenzy, chaos and anxiety are words that we could easily use to describe the modern Christmas experience. But Advent is a reminder to pause and ponder the depths to which God's love is gloriously displayed. So pause and worship this King born to set you free!...Keep Reading
The most precious parts of Christmas are the moments we share with those we care about as we recall the grand story of redemption that began for us in that little manger. It's a salvation available to all, and in that we rejoice!...Keep Reading
Christmas comes at the end of the calendar year, but the Christmas story is just the start of all that God seeks to accomplish in and through those He came to save. Just like everything He does, there is purpose in the method in which He stepped into our circumstances. And it all leads us to rejoice in the God who comes for us!...Keep Reading