The Christmas Sacrifice

When looking at shepherds and Magi, what we see is that they were willing to sacrifice, to pay the price to see the King. The shepherd’s sacrifice was their willingness to leave their sheep to fend for themselves while they went off to find the L … [Read more...]

The Light of Christmas

Have you noticed the closer Christmas gets, the brighter the decorations become, and that’s because the brighter and more colorful the lights are the more attention they draw. The brightest light of them all was over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem. B … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the only national holiday that doesn’t commemorate someone’s birthday, an anniversary, or battle. It’s distinctive in that it’s a day set aside for America to express thanks to God.  On October 3, 1789 George Washington issued the fir … [Read more...]

Out With The Old

There’s an old saying that seems to be getting new life, “Out with the old, and in with the new.” But new things and new ways are not always better. This is also true when it comes to the new wave of spirituality that’s sweeping through our nation. … [Read more...]

Making Sense of the Senseless

Today reports are flowing in about the massacre in Las Vegas as one lone gunman opened fired on those attending a concert. It is described as the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. It really makes no sense. How can we figure out what goes … [Read more...]

A Passion for God

When Paul was in Athens he responded to a society that was aesthetically beautiful and highly cultured, but it was also morally depraved and spiritually dead. To this society and culture Paul passionately spoke the truth of and about God. This is … [Read more...]

The Meanwhile of Life

After Joseph brothers sold him into slavery to the Midianites they thought the days of their brother were now over. But then pops up this verse. “Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain o … [Read more...]

Becoming Untangled

By Pastor Dennis Lee When we come to belief in Jesus Christ, we’ve been set free from the law and its power to enslave. This was the Apostle Paul’s message to the church. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and … [Read more...]

Measured

You cannot give a teaspoon of time and expect a gallon of God’s glorious presence in return. There’s a universal law that says you’ll reap what you sow. If you sow a little time and energy in your relationship with God, then you’ll only reap a litt … [Read more...]

Rooted and Built Up

“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith.” (Colossians 2:6-7a) In the desert we are used to tumbleweeds. They grow fast and get really big, but when the heat of t … [Read more...]