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Posts from December 2012

Hope of the Nations – Lord

This week we continue the season of Advent, which is the Christian season of preparation for Christmas.  Our theme this year is “Hope of the Nations,” and we are thinking on the world-wide hope found in Jesus Christ.  We’re meditating on the ideas of light, life, liberty, love, and Lord. We focus this week on “Lord.”  We read in Philippians 2:8-11: 8…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “Behold the Lamb of God”

It’s the Wednesday before Christmas.  My heart is full of the joy of the season, and I’m so glad that Jesus Christ took on flesh and dwelt among us!  In doing so, He lived the life that we can never live, that sinless life in complete obedience and holiness to God.  But, He also did more.  He not only lived the life…

Merry Xmas!!!???

Well, December 25 is almost here.  I pray that you have a Merry Xmas!!!  Oh wait, did I just unintentionally take Christ out of Christmas? Every year we as Christians endure the seeming jab of people replacing the word “Christmas” with the word “Xmas.”  Given the increasing secularization of our great winter festival celebrating the incarnation of Jesus, it would seem that…

Hope of the Nations – Love

This week we continue the season of Advent, which is the Christian season of preparation for Christmas.  Our theme this year is “Hope of the Nations,” and we are thinking on the world-wide hope found in Jesus Christ.  We’re meditating on the ideas of light, life, liberty, love, and Lord. Our focus this week is on love.  We read in Ephesians 2:1-7:…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “Joseph’s Lullaby”

I pray your Wednesday is a blessed one!  Whatever the circumstances, if you’ll take the time to worship today, then undoubtedly blessed your day will be, and I’ve got just the song to help you.  It’s called “Joseph’s Lullaby” by MercyMe. It’s the only original song off MercyMe’s 2005 “The Christmas Sessions” album.  There are many, many songs focused on Mary and…

Why Not Me?

Deeply embedded in our human reason is the idea that bad things happen to bad people.  It’s this innate sense of justice.  How many times have your or I at least thought in the midst of hearing of some difficulty, “They got what they deserved,”? In our self-righteousness, we, of course, never say that about ourselves.  When bad things happen to ourselves,…

Hope of the Nations – Liberty

  This week we continue the season of Advent, which is the Christian season of preparation for Christmas.  Our theme this year is “Hope of the Nations,” and we are thinking on the world-wide hope found in Jesus Christ.  We’re meditating on the ideas of light, life, liberty, love, and Lord. Our focus this week is on liberty.  We read in John…

The Adverbs of Serving the Lord

The very fact that God is called LORD and specifically Jesus Christ is called the Lord points us to the fact we who are His are to serve Him.  That’s what lords require and deserve—service. There are a multitude of reasons as to why we are to serve the Lord, but have you ever considered the adverbs of serving the Lord?  Adverbs…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “Drummer Boy”

When the Lord saved me in 1997 at the age of 17, I had artists like Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin bumping and rocking in my car stereo system, but my much more sanctified and spiritually mature future wife began to introduce me to Christian artists.  One band that really moved me into listening to more Christian music…