Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan. We are not the Samaritan in the story, we are the man that lays dying on the road. Jesus is the Great Samaritan who has given us much – no we must go and do likewise. We are simply to give what we have already received by […]
Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and robs Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.
This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us.
So many of our worries, complexities and fears have to do with money. God knows this, which is why he filled the Scriptures with wisdom concerning not just money but all of life’s “possessions.” This week we are going to look at a church in Jerusalem and what the grace of God accomplished in their […]
What if we celebrated your birthday the way we do Christmas? You would probably be offended by the over eating, going into debt and your guests swapping gifts with one another while you are ignored. Christmas has become a consumer-centered orgy of materialism and self-indulgence and we need to refocus on Jesus, his purpose in […]