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Worship Works Wonders

Worship Works Wonders

Christmas and gift giving. The two have always been associated with each other for good reason. The magi gave Jesus the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The shepherds gave Jesus the gift of their time and belief. Mary gave Jesus the gift of her womb. The offerings seem practical. The wise men’s treasures could

Luke 22:32

Jesus Prays for Us

I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail. — Luke 22:32 On the night before His death, Jesus made this announcement: All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

Pride is a blinder

Humility Shines

Most of the players in the Christmas drama inspire us with their faith. Mary, who had great courage. Joseph, who was obedient. The shepherds, who came quickly and worshipped willingly. The wise men, who traveled far and gave generously. Most of the characters in the Bethlehem drama behaved like heroes. But there was one who

Because of Bethlehem: God Has a Face

The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. — John 1:14 MSG The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christmas Sermons Video: God

James 5:16

The Power Posture

Pray for one another. — James 5:16 ESV Abraham and Sarah weren’t expecting company. They certainly weren’t expecting a visit from God. But He came their way one afternoon, uninvited, unannounced, and disguised in the form of a man. Two other men, angels incognito, were with Him. We aren’t told at what point Abraham realized

Praying the Promises | God's Promises in Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado

It All Ends Alright with God’s Promises

In all things God works for the good of those who love Him. — Romans 8:28 NIV Haman had it out for the Israelites. We read about his story in the book of Esther. A few hundred years earlier, the Israelites had defeated Haman’s people, the Amalekites. Haman was an Amalekite carrying a huge grudge

Your Sins Are Forgiven

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. —­Romans 8:1 NIV The algebra of Heaven reads something like this: Heaven is a perfect place for perfect people, which leaves us in a perfect mess. According to Heaven’s debt clock, we owe more than we could ever repay. Our debt is enough

How Happiness Happens: Accept One Another

It’s hard to know the best way to respond to people who represent your “opposite you.” Do you ignore them? Leave the room when they enter so you don’t say something you later will regret? Share a meal and discuss your differences? Dismiss your differences? How do you find and show acceptance toward someone when

He took our wounds on himself

A Cinderella Story: The God Who Gave His Beauty Away

Carrying His own cross, Jesus went out to a place called The Place of the Skull… There they crucified Jesus. They also crucified two other men, one on each side, with Jesus in the middle. — John 19:17-18 God between two thieves. Exactly the place He wants to be. Three men on three crosses, a

God Came Near: Women of Winter

Editor’s note: Max Lucado speaks straight to our hearts as he opens God’s Word in a story-telling, homespun, easy to understand, and heart-provoking way. Enjoy this excerpt of God Came Near which shares Jesus’ incredible love for women. * I The mourners didn’t cause Him to stop. Nor did the large crowd, or even the body of the dead

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