From the Cave You Came
Jan11

From the Cave You Came

From the cave You came to us, David’s descendent, of the Holy Ghost. An angel appeared, “Joseph, she’s with holy child; Immanuel’s here!” The magi saw Your star, it guided them to You bearing precious gifts. From the cave You came to us; the way was prepared by Your messenger. John the Baptist preached, a voice in the wilderness: “Repent, be baptized! “A man greater than I, a mere unworthy slave, will baptize with fire!” From the cave...

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Don’t miss the wrapping!
Dec23

Don’t miss the wrapping!

As the Christmas season comes, and we tear quickly into the gifts given, it’s easy to rush past the wrapper they’re contained in. But in our haste to experience the benefits and blessings, we can often do the same with Jesus. Just imagine… Jesus, the greatest gift ever given, was God wrapped in flesh! In Genesis 1:26, God made man in His own image, but in Luke 2:7, God came to earth in the image of man! He could have...

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Hugging Our City
Jan03

Hugging Our City

Recently, our church was profiled in Outreach Magazine regarding an outreach we’ve been doing in our community for the last several years. It’s been a hit each year, and our congregation and community both love it. For Valentine’s Day, our church buys bags of Hershey’s Hugs, thousands of ziplock snack bags, confetti, and printed business cards with our “Hug” graphic. We assemble these bags during a church fellowship time,...

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Let them live.
Dec27

Let them live.

The last time Egypt saw him, he was Moses the Murderer. The man who killed a soldier and buried him in the sand. He was the one telling the Hebrews how to treat one another, with guilt dripping from his fingers like the blood of the Egyptian he shed the day before. Every time his name was mentioned after this, year after year, he was remembered as Moses the murderer. Moses the hypocrite. Moses the failure. Moses the deserter. But...

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My Little Cup
Nov02

My Little Cup

I took my cup to a friends’ house, and they filled it with sweetened tea. Before I could lift to drink it though, it leaked all over me. “Who needs friends like that?” I thought, “I’ll just take my cup and leave.” But each new place I took my cup I left even more displeased. I took my cup to worship, and even raised it in the Rain, But before I left for home I found my cup was already drained....

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