1. Anointed For What?
    12 Dec, 2017
    Anointed For What?
    The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion-- to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise
  2. Jesus Saves
    11 Dec, 2017
    Jesus Saves
    She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21   Around this time of year many Christians celebrate Jesus' birth (I say "many" and not "all" because there are some Christians who do not celebrate Christmas . . . but that's a discussion for another day!).   Lots of Bible verses are quoted in full or in part that relate to the coming of Christ into the world. I'm sure most of us have a favorite. Mine is Matthew 1:21. Sure . .
  3. Esther and the Gospel
    05 Dec, 2017
    Esther and the Gospel
    For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14 If you're not familiar with the Biblical account of Esther, you're really missing something extraordinary! Basically, the Book of Esther is about a young, orphaned, Jewish lady raised by her uncle, Mordecai.  Through a series of strange events she becomes a
  4. Joy and Peace
    01 Dec, 2017
    Joy and Peace
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  Romans 15:13 During the month of December we will hear lots of talk about “joy” and “peace.”  While this may be a nice change of pace from what is talked about the rest of the year, we often find that the joy and peace spoken of in December is divorced from the true source.  We somehow think we can manufacture peace and joy during the Christmas season by singing
  5. Holding Out For a Hero?
    10 Nov, 2017
    Holding Out For a Hero?
    They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful." Revelation 17:14 I don't know if you've noticed, but there have been a whole lot of superhero movies over the last several years. In the past 10 years, we've seen movies with Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange,
  6. Declare His Glory
    01 Nov, 2017
    Declare His Glory
    Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! Psalm 96:3 I don’t know whether this account is true or not, but supposedly there was a lady who once criticized D. L. Moody for his methods of evangelism.  Moody is said to have replied, "I agree with you. I don’t like the way I do it either. Tell me, how do you do it?" The lady answered, "I don’t do it." So Moody responded, "Then I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it." Whether such a