Monthly Archives: December 2016

Boldness

John the Baptist was a firebrand. He was rugged, outspoken, confident, and purposeful. People flocked to hear him, and his name was a regular topic around the marketplace. But how did John “the son of Zacharias”, eventually become “John the Baptist”? It was … Continue reading

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Amazed

Jesus chose to set aside His glory, take on flesh, and be one of us. Because of that, He initially had to go through a growth process. There’s a story recorded of Him engaging the temple leaders in conversation when … Continue reading

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Detours

Have you ever been driving along when a detour sign forces you off-course? It can be like that sometimes on the road of life too. You’ve probably experienced it; having a route all planned when someone walks up holding a … Continue reading

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Wisdom 14.26

“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.” – Proverbs … Continue reading

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Your

Simeon’s biography in Luke’s gospel is an “espresso” passage (small serving size, but strong content). He’s described as just, devout, and waiting for the Consolation of Israel. The Holy Spirit leads him to the Temple to see Jesus. As he holds Him … Continue reading

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Expectations

God recognizes no boundaries but His own. When Jesus was born, the stable wasn’t an unwanted by-product due to all the travelers for the census, it was the plan. The timing wasn’t unforeseen, nor the circumstances. Jesus was born a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

“We sing, Immanuel, Thy praise, Thou Prince of Life and Fount of Grace, Thou Flower of Heaven and Star of Morn, Thou Lord of Lords, Thou virgin born, Hallelujah! And I, Thy servant, Lord, today Confess my love and freely … Continue reading

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