So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger (Luke 2:16). Our calendars so easily become overloaded, crowding out the spiritual significance of the Christmas season.
Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist, talks with iBelieve.com about her book and what the Bible says about the roles of women in the home and church.
Takes up the slot for those looking for a bone-breaking, pitchfork-stabbing, explosion-laden spectacle in their moviegoing.
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matt. 5:44). We had a quickly growing stack of nice things to take to people who were definitely not nice...
He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me (Ps. 50:23). One thing is crystal clear from the Exodus account: God is not pleased with grumbling, ungrateful hearts.
...not a result of works, so that no one may boast (Eph. 2:9). Anyone who thinks of himself as a pretty good person ought to take a look at God’s assessment of humanity.
I told the story of Thanksgiving yesterday. It's been years since I told the story of pilgrims and indians sitting down together and enjoying a harvest. I smiled to myself as I remembered my daughters making construction paper hats with big buckles and feathers and cornucopias and children eating on paper plates shaped like turkeys.
This Christmas do not be swept away by the illusory claims of consumerism; instead, revel in God’s gracious gifts, drink deeply the joy of relationships and life and the wonder of this wonderful season—these will leave you truly satisfied and debt free!
I appeal to you, brothers... that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you (1 Cor. 1:10). I think we can safely say Black Friday is usually not marked by a spirit of Christian unity, even though it’s supposed to kick off the Christmas season.
Commentators have noted that John is neither as eloquent a wordsmith as Luke, nor as polished a debater as Paul. He speaks slowly and uses small words—with a thick accent. Yet John is a genre-buster.
"The Hymn Lady" reflects upon Sweet Hour of Prayer and how it teaches us to relieve our burdens through prayer... even if we think we don't know how to pray.
"Sitting around the table at a feast is not a gluttonous act," Bringle said. "Sitting in front of the television gobbling potato chips is."
She first saw the elderly gentleman at a cemetery on Thanksgiving morning. She watched him cry at a grave, holding a bouquet of flowers. After observing him for a bit, Hortencia Pérez left the friend she was accompanying and made her way over to the man. Although she wasn’t entirely comfortable speaking in English, she chose compassion over fear.
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other...You cannot serve both God and money."
Christians should be fashionable -- as long as they go about it in a balanced way. Here are 9 practical ideas for frugal fashion.
What does it look like to be truly full? One family lets us in on their fullness at Thanksgiving dinner. Includes 4 endings for your church to choose from!
God has given you the ability to fight evil and overcome it with good through the most powerful weapon possible: prayer.
- November 27, 2013 |