December 31, 2017

"Let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." Galatians 6:9

Sowing seeds is hard work to keep doing if you don't believe you will produce a harvest. If you don't believe a harvest is coming yo...

December 29, 2017

What are you sowing in your life? In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9), Jesus reminded his disciples that God calls us all to use the gifts He has given us to produce good things. The metaphor Jesus used was that we are all sowers who have been given seeds by G...

December 25, 2017

"So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they we...

December 20, 2017

"And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the risin...

December 18, 2017

"This is how the birth of Jesus came about:  His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to pub...

December 17, 2017

"But after Joseph had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:20

God did not choose Mary and Jo...

December 16, 2017

"The angel answered [Mary]..., 'For nothing is impossible with God.'" Luke 1:35, 37

Why is it so difficult to live our lives with the mindset that nothing we face is impossible for God to overcome or handle for us? I think it mostly has to do with our pride.

We may belie...

December 15, 2017

"You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his king...

December 14, 2017

Over the next twelve days, leading up to Christmas Day, I want to give you some inspirational thoughts from Matthew's and Luke's gospel stories. These are the two of the four gospel authors to record the events leading up to the birth of Jesus.

"I myself have carefully...

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