God is shaking the nations so that the world will be ready for the coming of Christ.
- December 21, 2012 |
In a time of obvious tragedy, the unbearable lightness of Christmas seems absurd to the watching world.
When you study the era that Dickens wrote about when he published A Christmas Carol in 1843, you realize that it was dark and evil. And that the Scrooge character was not the buffoonish, almost cartoon-like character some of the movies made him out to be.
For the moment, the baby sleeps in Bethlehem surrounded by regal gifts and foreign eyes wide with wonder.
Through your tears, lift up your eyes and look again to Bethlehem. That sleeping child will rise to battle and no one will stand against him.
We shouldn’t let the season of celebrating Christ’s birth slip by without asking God to continue to do a work in our lives.
We have to start looking at evangelism as less than a one-time, do or die opportunity and more of a journey.
I'm not an expert on marriage and by some standards I'm still a rookie. But I have learned a few things in these ten wonderful years.
- December 18, 2012 |
Having talked to many, many Christians over the years, I know for a fact that a lot of them think that God is perpetually disappointed with them.
- December 17, 2012 |
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ stands absolutely alone.
- December 16, 2012 |
A teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., reflecting on the carnage and tragedy of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, asked the question for the world: “Who would do this to our poor little babies?”
When evil unveils its ugly face, we must turn to God and bare our souls. Each part of this tragedy finds a God standing ready to hear the cries of the grieving.
They know something about “Silent Night,” just as they know something about “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” What they don’t recognize is the cosmos-shifting mystery of Immanuel as God with Us.
- December 14, 2012 |
Mary didn't know the full cost of saying "Yes." But having made her decision she never looked back.
- December 14, 2012 |
Oprah is more than a celebrity. She is even more than a brand, or a business. She has become a shaping cultural force.
- December 13, 2012 |