We move quickly from the birth of Jesus to his baptism thirty years later and the start of his ministry.
Churches, like businesses, need to have a clear vision for their future. Our vision is given by God, calling us to be where God already is, ready to build God’s kingdom.
From Jesus’ parable of the Wheat and the Weeds we learn that it is not our responsibility to judge others for only God can judge a person’s heart.
The Old Testament story of the Tower of Babel with God “confusing the language of the people” contrasts with the story of Pentecost and the disciples suddenly able to speak in multiple languages. It contrasts the story of people filled with pride and arrogance with people filled with the Holy Spirit.
Peter tells the church suffering from persecution that suffering unjustly is Christ’s way which he modeled for us.
The beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount focuses not on what we are to do but on who we are to be.
In this season of giving, God has three special gifts for you — gifts of joy, peace and love.
You can’t earn your way into heaven. Thankfully, salvation is God’s free gift to you through his amazing grace.
We learn three principles from Jacob’s experience of wrestling with God that can help us in our own struggles.
Paul’s letter to Philemon is often overlook but reveals much of Paul’s personality and conviction, and leads to a wonderful “The Rest of the Story” historical conclusion.