God's Faithfulness
on December 28th, 2020
God’s FaithfulnessMatthew 1:22-23 (NIV) -22  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"--which means, "God with us."Matthew quoted from the prophet Isaiah.Isaiah wrote this approximately seven hundred years before Christ’s birth.God was faithful to his word then.God is f...  Read More
The Baby Is a King
on December 23rd, 2020
The Baby is a KingThe baby in the manger came to be King.That infant was the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.He would grow to be a man, a perfect man, who would preach again and again about thekingdom He came to establish.Usually, the story ends with the king being the mighty conqueror.One of the ironies of the biblical story is that the King had to die first.Paul David Tripp said, “This is grace:...  Read More
Supernaturally Saved
on December 22nd, 2020
Supernaturally SavedThe virgin birth is a reminder to us that our salvation is supernatural.In John 1:13, John tells us that, as believers, we are “those who were born, not of natural descent, or of the will of the flesh, or the will of man, but of God.”Salvation does not come from human effort, nor is it a human accomplishment.The virgin birth points to the helplessness of humans to even take the...  Read More
Miracles Abound
on December 21st, 2020
Miracles AboundAside from the resurrection of Christ, perhaps no other event has resulted in more debate and controversy than Jesus’ conception and birth.These miracles are evidence of God’s sovereignty and Grace.On several occasions (the births of Isaac, Samuel, and John the Baptist) God has provided a child when the mother was barren or past the age of childbirth.Surely these were also miraculou...  Read More
The Reason for the Season
on December 18th, 2020
The Reason for the SeasonMatthew 1:21 (NIV) –She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."The reason we celebrate Christmas is Jesus.However, we do not celebrate a generic Jesus.We celebrate the Savior Jesus.Jesus came to save us from our sin.If you have received Christ as your Savior my prayer is that you are growing in you...  Read More
Celebrate Christ in Our Coronavirus Christmas
on December 17th, 2020
Celebrate Christ in our Coronavirus ChristmasLuke 2:10-11 (NIV) - 10  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.I recently read an article which described some changes the coronavirus is bringing to our Christmas season.Many of us will celebra...  Read More
Christmas Humility
on December 16th, 2020
Christmas HumilityLuke 2:6-7 (NIV) - 6  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7  and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.The birth of Christ was wrapped in humility.His parents, the shepherds, the location, and manger all suggest humility.Paul tells us, in Philippians 2:5...  Read More
Be Open to God's Unexpected Ways
on December 15th, 2020
Be Open to God’s Unexpected WaysLuke 1:26-27 (NIV) - 26  In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27  to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary.The first Christmas was unexpected by almost everyone.Christ’s earthly ministry was unexpected by most. Especially the religious leaders.Who would have e...  Read More
Trust in God's Unseen Plans
on December 14th, 2020
Trust in God’s Unseen PlansMatthew 13:17 (NIV) - For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.Christ’s birth was always God’s plan.The prophets proclaimed the Messiah.They longed to see the Messiah.However, they did not witness his birth and ministry.Still, they trusted God’s plan for the Mess...  Read More
The Gospel Is for the Spiritually Poor
on December 11th, 2020
The gospel is for the spiritually poorLuke 7:22 (NIV) - So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.”Christ preached the good news to the poor.All of us are spiritually poor.We are sinners.We cannot sa...  Read More
Show the Good News
on December 10th, 2020
Show the Good NewsLuke 7:22 (NIV) - So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.Jesus preached the good news and he healed people.Some people preach that Christ still heals all who ask him in faith.I b...  Read More
Rejoice in the Good News
on December 9th, 2020
Rejoice in the Good NewsLuke 10:20 (NIV) – “…but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."The Christmas season is a time to rejoice.As Christians, we can rejoice in the hope of our heavenly home.When we placed our faith in Christ to save us, our names were immediately written in heaven with a permanent marker.Our secure salvation puts a smile in our hearts.We also smile with our lives by liv...  Read More