Christmas gifts not only meet needs or desires, they also express relationship between giver and recipient. God wants you to know Him, and uses two actions to introduce Himself at Christmas.
Christmas is not only a time of hope and peace, it is a season of joy. Joy is a spiritual trait springing from contentment. The Bible clearly shows that God’s presence produces joy. We discover three key areas where God’s presence produces joy.
You can say “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” because Jesus knows your need! Jesus not only knows your need, He also meets them. Jesus knows you need joy, training, and power.
We celebrate our return to indoor worship by looking back at what God has done, looking around at what God is doing, and looking ahead to what God has promised. No matter where we look, we discover that faith allows God to do what only He can do!
Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. Life is often lived by taking the materials one is given and making the best of it. When difficulty or unexpected events arise, what happens to your life? Can you survive? These are the events that challenge our core beliefs. Should they change? Can they withstand trials? Paul reminds […]
Reaching the finish line is a wonderful accomplishment. Although we have reached the end of the book of Psalms, the race is far from over. Listen as the psalmist encourages us – almost panting like a runner at the end of the race – to keep going and praise the Lord at all times.
We are fascinated by items that carry the label “new” and will sacrifice much to have the latest and greatest. Because of what God has done for us, we can sing a new song. Listen as Psalm 149 is unfolded and explained, then join in singing a new song of joy, justice, and praise!
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 we look at Psalm 148 […]
We enter a section of psalms called “Hallelujah Psalms” due to their beginning and ending with that blessed word. The psalmists celebrate the joy that is possible because of God’s presence. As we continue to observe the season of Advent (the time leading up to Christmas) we find there is still reason to celebrate with […]