Priest & King

King David was a military leader and a spiritual leader. Throughout the Old Testament, priests have a role to help connect people to God, showing the people the way to right relationship with God and offering sacrifices on behalf of the people. The kings of the Old Testament reign under the authority of God, and … Continue reading Priest & King

Betrayed, Yet Victorious

With anticipation the people wondered: when would the king be born? You can hear a mother telling her children, "Don't worry, my child. The king is coming." At Christmas we celebrate Jesus' birth. He was born to live the life we couldn't live, a life of perfection in every way. He died the death that … Continue reading Betrayed, Yet Victorious

Delighting To Do God’s Will

Parents are overjoyed when their kids make good decisions. See, parents really do love their kids and want the best for them (shocker to some kids!), and parents generally do know what are the best choices for their kids to make (again, big shocker to some kids). But part of parenting is allowing kids to … Continue reading Delighting To Do God’s Will

Son of David, Son of God

Jesus was born to be the Savior of the world. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe the details surrounding his birth. Remarkably, one thousand years before his birth, the Psalms give us clues about who he would be. A careful reading of the Psalms and the New Testament show us that Jesus is both son … Continue reading Son of David, Son of God

Five truths about the resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to Christianity. When a person places their faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, they are trusting in the finished work of Christ on the cross to pay the penalty for their sin and the bodily resurrection of Jesus proving he was God in the flesh and is … Continue reading Five truths about the resurrection

A Time for Peace

Everyone longs for peace: peace in our homes, peace in our communities and peace in our world. God offers peace. The angels declared to the shepherds on the night of Jesus' birth: Luke 2:14 14  Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors! Christmas is a time to find peace in Christ. The peace that … Continue reading A Time for Peace

What We Know (and Do Not Know) about the Wise Men

Here are some things we do and do not know about the magi (aka, wise men) who traveled a very far distance to bring gifts to King Jesus. We do not know exactly how many people were in their caravan. Because the Bible uses the plural word "men," we know there were at least two people, but … Continue reading What We Know (and Do Not Know) about the Wise Men

Give Thanks!

Thanksgiving week is upon us, bringing lots of great time to spend with family and friends. Eat some turkey, watch some football on TV, play some football in the yard, and hopefully enjoy lots of laughter and love with those you care about the most. Thanksgiving is a great reminder to Christians that we should … Continue reading Give Thanks!