Holidays

Christmas Mark

Mark 1:9 | Heavenly Christmas

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Luke writes of shepherds, he writes of magical stars, he writes of a babe in the manger, and he gives a detailed account of the birth of our savior Jesus that is […]

Christmas Isaiah

Isaiah 9:6 | Christmas Gift

Christmas is upon us. The celebration should be about the birth of Jesus more than the consumerism, but I still enjoy the lights and everything about Christmas except for my expanding waistline. One well known Old Testament promise that foretells the birth […]

Christmas Isaiah

Isaiah 7:9 | Christmas Hope

Ahaz the King of Judah, an heir in the line of King David, receives news that Israel the northern kingdom that split from the kings of David has joined forces with Syria to attack Judah. Fear grips the nation of Judah over […]

Easter Matthew -

Matthew 25:32 | The Easter Goat

Easter is upon us and just like clockwork a story to undermine Easter makes the news cycle. Easter is a holiday event marking the weekend of the good news of the gospel that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and then left the […]

Holidays

July 4th is a Time for Celebration

The 4th of July a fun summer holiday that involves vacations, fireworks, and family. It is a celebration of the founders of this country declaring themselves independent of the imperial British crown. Of course there would be a fight to make the […]

Holidays

My Prayer for the New Year

At the beginning of the last year I was leading a group of youth at a large two day youth conference. Events like this are stressful for me because I am not a fan of crowds. (I know a youth leader that […]

Easter John

John 3:18 | Who is God to Judge?

The Old Testament God is so vengeful and hateful. What right does God have to judge when we are just trying to be good people and live our best lives? Look at this command from God in Exodus. It is awful because […]

Christmas

The Greatest Gift

The weeks leading up to Christmas are busy. Wrapping up school before the break begins, winding down projects at work, or beginning the always insane shopping season for gifts are just starters. In the quiet before sleep at the end of a […]