Saving For Christmas: Jesus is Savior From All (Lk. 2:1-14)

1In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the […]

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7 Revealing Questions

Michael Hyatt offers these 7 questions to ask about last year as you prepare for the New Year: If the last year were a movie of your life, what would the genre be? Drama, romance, adventure, comedy, tragedy, or a combination? One of my friends who lost a son, said simply, “Tragedy.” Another, who got […]

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Learning to Pray His Way: #1

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Learning to Pray His Way

For about ten years, my family has gathered at the same house with (mostly) the same couples for New Year’s Eve.  We eat finger-foods, play board games, and bring in the New Year with some non-alcoholic champagne, sparklers, and small fireworks.  It’s become a tradition—a meaningful way to mark a significant event.  In fact, it’s […]

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What If 2010 Was Your Last Year?

The congregation for whom I preach has lost several wonderful saints this year.  For them, 2009 was their final year among us, until the resurrection of the dead.  Our most recent loss was a godly man named Mike.  I was privileged to be with him and his family and friends as he breathed his last the […]

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