“And my true love brought to me two turtledoves.” Everyone knows the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, and this particular verse that rejoices in love. But there was a time when two turtledoves spoke of the poverty of a King. Join us Sunday as we rejoice in the love of that King!
In his great allegory “Pilgrim’s Progress” John Bunyan’s main character Christian is locked in Doubting Castle by Giant Despair until he remembers he’s had the keys all along. And we Christians today frequently exhibit the same forgetfulness when we encounter giants and castles which imprison and demoralize. We too hold the keys. For the God […]
I remember as a child anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus. Time seemed longer than 24 hours per day, every day seemed as long as a month, and every month as long as a year. Would Christmas Day every get here?! As adults the focus of anticipation shifts as we anxiously await our wedding day, […]
What exactly do you mean when you pray, “Thy kingdom come”? What exactly is God’s kingdom? Should we expect some visible change in the people and society around us? Will the “kingdoms” of this world cease to exist – no more Republicans or Democrats, no more Soviet Union, no more town government? And when will […]
How much do you need to be content? How about if you won the lottery? Do you think such a windfall would enable you to kick back and be set for life? Maybe not – according to a May 17, 2013 article on NBC news “The National Endowment for Financial Education estimates that as many […]
Did you know that God wants you to be joyful? Jonathan Edwards and, more recently, John Piper insist that God “is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”. Jesus described God’s purpose this way, “I have spoken to you that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may […]
So I asked a young lady why she had just moved in with her boyfriend, and she explained that marriage was more important than buying a car, and since you always try out a car before you buy it, you certainly should try out marriage before walking down the aisle! Sounds logical right? But is […]
What is ‘life’ to you? People make a ‘living’, two people ‘live’ together, and you can tell someone (or maybe you’ve been told) to ‘get a life!’. When you celebrate you’re ‘living’ it up, or after embarrassing yourself you try to ‘live’ it down. But if life begins when we get a job, or when […]
So what do you do when your parents are dishonorable? When they are disagreeable, hurtful, immoral or abusive? Should we then still honor our father and mother? And, if so, how? Join us Sunday as we consider God’s prescription for these all too common realities.
Imagine you’re teaching your children to love others – what should they do, and what should they avoid doing? Certainly they should never harm others, nor should they take what rightfully belongs to others. And if you really love others you’ll be honest with them. A pretty good list, right? And yet God puts honoring […]