The Greatest Announcement

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly… Continue reading The Greatest Announcement

No More Gloom

19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. 21 Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished,… Continue reading No More Gloom

Silent Night, Holy Night

Tonight, it will be as it is every year.  The sanctuary lights will be lowered to a soft glow, the candles will be lit, the crowd will hush as they hear the lovely music begin.  We will gather – those of us who come to church every time the doors open – those who only… Continue reading Silent Night, Holy Night

It’s Time

I know, I know…it seems I say it every year…but it’s true.  I can hardly believe that Christmas is almost here. Once again, I turn on the car radio and hear “Jingle Bell Rock.”  Once again, I see the traffic backing up into the highway, snaking it’s way into the mall parking lot.  Once again,… Continue reading It’s Time

Week 37 Saturday

Before Time Began Today’s scripture selection: Titus Key verse: Titus 1:2 Right at the beginning of an often neglected little book called Titus, we find a wonderful truth: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.” There, nestled in a typical greeting of the apostle… Continue reading Week 37 Saturday

Week 21 Wednesday

The Rock Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 60-62 Key verses: Psalm 62:1      In the course of my ministry, now spanning over thirty years, I have known of two, great “mega-churches” that each called themselves “The Rock.”      They were impressive – as institutions at least.      They both, at one point in their history had… Continue reading Week 21 Wednesday

Week 8 Sunday

My Fair Share Today’s scripture selection: Matthew 20-22 Key verses: Matthew 22:37-39        One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is watch the T.V. special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS.  As I get my annual dose of Linus telling the PEANUTS gang, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown” I happily… Continue reading Week 8 Sunday