Tag Archives: sacrifice

Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity

Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. — Micah 5:2 I was deeply disturbed when our tour group visited modern-day Bethlehem. Scripture tells us Bethlehem was

A New Understanding of God’s Love

Your salvation depends on what [Christ] has done for you, not on what you can do for Him. It isn’t your hold on God that saves you; it’s His hold on you. ~ Billy Graham WELCOME “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so…” From our earliest years, many of us

Rahab: Your Past Has Purpose

Rahab didn’t let her past control her future with God. We all have a past. And not just any past, a past that is presently living and active — shaping the way we think, believe, and act right this very moment. How we remember our life determines not only the way we relate to ourselves

Remember the Sacrifice

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. — John 15:13–14 Looking out across the rolling wooded acres of Arlington National Cemetery, with its hundreds of thousands of white stones in perfectly ordered rows, brings an assortment of emotions that are impossible to

Though the Cost Be High

Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me. — Luke 9:23 Anything worth having, costs.
 Cars and houses cost. So does a college education. And so do relationships. In friendship, parenting, and marriage, we give up some of our preferences, we learn to compromise, and

biblical model thanksgiving

A Biblical Model For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been a great holiday for the church to spread the message of Christ. After all, the feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans was to give thanks to God for his provisions. The stated purpose of the Thanksgiving holiday was to thank “our beneficial Father.” But has our approach to Thanksgiving been

Go the Second Mile

Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. — Matthew 5:41 The phrase going the second mile has found its way into our modern vernacular. Its roots are found all the way back in first-century Palestine. The Romans had conquered most of the Mediterranean world. One of the marvels of their conquest

Beyond Championships: The Heart of a Servant

Serve before Deserve When people step away from the habit of “taking” and enter the space of “giving,” I believe they become not only more fulfilled but healthier spiritually. Giving back is like a statement to the heavenly Father that says, Thank You for what You’ve given me. It’s like a nod of gratitude combined

Top