Disciple: In the Footsteps of Jesus

Too often we settle for a weak, tepid, vanilla version of Christianity. Many Christians are content to allow the truths of the faith to rest at surface level. Too many of us are complacent in our faith. But we’re not called to half-hearted obedience. We’re called to Christ-likeness; we’re called to maturity. We’re called to […]

Generations: Starting at the Beginning

Lessons from the book of Genesis The Bible is the source in which to find the answers to life’s ultimate questions. Why do I exist? What is my purpose in life? Where did I come from? Why is there something rather than nothing? What’s it all about? The answers to these questions have fascinated thinking […]

Unwrapping God’s Gift: What We Got For Christmas

Ask any kid what their favorite thing about Christmas is and you’ll get the same answer: “Presents!” And this is as it should be. Christmas is about gifts. It is about how a benevolent God has fixed his love upon his people and given them good gifts by giving the ultimate gift: his one and […]

Malachi – God’s Messenger Preparing the Way

Beginning September 11th, 2011: Malachi – God’s Messenger Preparing the Way. The New Testament begins with God’s messenger, John the Baptist, preparing the way for the coming of the Lord. His message is a call to repentance, a call to a new life lived differently in light of the coming of “The Lamb of God […]

An Apocalyptic Advent

Presumably you are familiar with the Christmas story: Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, and (of course!) the baby Jesus.  This Advent we will prepare for the celebration of the good news of Christ’s birth from a slightly different angle from those we most often expect.  A little noticed Christmas text in Revelation 12.  We’re talking seven […]