Jesus invites all to come to Him and find rest for their souls. Those who hear Him usually fall into three categories. Some are curious about His person and message. Others are critical, not sure what to make of this man. Many gather, simply because there is a crowd. When
How well do you handle interruptions? When life doesn’t follow your scheduled plan, how do you respond? Today we see Jesus’ schedule being disrupted, yet He takes time to reach out to those in need without treating people as though they are interruptions in His plan. We see two men
The television show “In Search Of…” probed the myths and legends of our culture and tried to give explanations for extraordinary occurrences. It proved popular, partly because people like to have answers, no matter how ludicrous those answers might be. Mark introduces us to several who were searching. We will
Mark records the arrival ceremony of two great individuals. Far from being filled with pomp and circumstance, their arrival is almost archaic in its nature. Nothing indicates position, popularity, or prominence; yet the arrival of these two persons marks a turning point in history. Mark tells us in the Great
Don’t hurry away from Christmas! The shepherds on the night of Messiah’s birth, returned with rejoicing and great wonder thinking about all the things they had seen and heard that evening. If we hurry away from the celebration we risk losing the wonder of all that has happened. This morning
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, we find the expression of love more than can be understood. Psalm 147 helps us focus our praise to God for His love that is personal, powerful, and protective. Editor’s Note: the poem read is Labor of Love by Andrew Peterson.