Don’t Miss Jesus

…and suddenly, it is Holy Week. We began our trek toward Jerusalem, the cross, and beyond six weeks ago.  The journey began on top of a mountain, witnessing the mysterious and glorious transfiguration of Christ.  Now, we go into the valley of the shadow of death before we celebrate the equally mysterious and glorious resurrection… Continue reading Don’t Miss Jesus

Storm Clouds Gathering

The next part of the story is never easy to tell. There are storm clouds gathering.  Jesus has been on the road – healing, teaching, listening, preaching – moving. And he has been saying some very disturbing things to his closest, handpicked disciples. Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; And the Son of man shall… Continue reading Storm Clouds Gathering

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

Did You Read Your Valentines?

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell Did you read your valentines? I hope so, but it’s not too late if you missed them. Here are a few I received that I’ll share with you, because these were sent to you, too! –Valentine, Our love grows the more we share it. Please share my love with others. I… Continue reading Did You Read Your Valentines?

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 52 Getting the Facts Straight About Jesus

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 52 Scripture Readings: Jude Key Scripture Verses: Jude 1:4 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus… Continue reading Week 52 Getting the Facts Straight About Jesus

Week 50 Washed in His Holy Blood

Week 50 Scripture Readings: Revelation 7-11 Key Scripture Verse: Revelation 7:13-14 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Then one of the elders asked me, ‘These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?’ I answered, ‘Sir, you know.’ And he said, ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have… Continue reading Week 50 Washed in His Holy Blood

Week 48 Know the Scriptures – Be Not Deceived

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 48 Scripture Readings: Acts 19-20 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 19:13-16 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, ‘In the name of the Jesus whom Paul… Continue reading Week 48 Know the Scriptures – Be Not Deceived