People want to use Jesus to bless them. But Jesus is saying I blessed you so that you would follow me and share my blessing with others.
The story of Christmas is always accompanied by food, presents, and good cheer, but that is only part of the actual story. There was a dark side that is little talked about. John’s Gospel makes clear right from the start: when the light comes and shines in the darkness, the darkness always seeks to extinguish it. Oh, you missed that part of the story?
The light of the world has come into the darkness of the world, in order to bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and to illuminate them with the grace of forgiveness.
In His coming, Jesus was the bridge over troubled water who takes our aloneness and our alienation and closes the gap.
Do we really need another Christmas? We sing the same songs, put up the same tree, and shop for the same socks and sweaters every year. Is the message of peace on earth, good will toward men still relevant? Still possible?
December is the Christmas season and we are all distracted by the commercialization of one of the holiest days of the year. What does it really mean?
No matter how you have lived your life and no matter how your children have turned out, you have one final chance to make a difference in their lives: Finish Well.
What exactly is the ugliest religion in the world? I have come in contact with plenty of them and I believe that the absolute ugliest is Christianity! That is right, Christianity! Now you might ask me, why?
Now that the election is over, I am sure for some this is very scary and for others a vindication of sorts. Whatever your feelings and positions, this is a perfect time to talk about death...How in the world, Joe, did you come to that conclusion? Because we need to make sure we keep the proper focus. Allow me to explain.