No matter what type of card or style of note you send, the most important part of your Christmas message may not necessarily be the great family photo, the nice gift enclosed, or even anything you have to say. It may be a Bible verse, from the Word that never changes.
Jesus is the fulfillment of Scripture. He is the Word. He is the Light. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And the whole message of Christmas is wrapped up in Him, God’s greatest gift, who came as a tiny baby, with one powerful purpose—to save a lost world.
It’s not hard to lose our zeal for Christ and Christmas alongside the commercialism that capitalizes off the holiday season. This Christmas, we can strengthen our relationship with Jesus to reveal things we didn’t know or perhaps forgot.
Solomon was a complex man. He had his victories and defeats, just like us. We may have heard stories about this great king, but there are a few things left to uncover. Let’s take a journey through Solomon’s life and learn some facts about him that maybe we didn’t know before:
Greed, “a selfish and excessive desire for more of something than is needed” (Merriam-Webster), can creep in the back door of our hearts and quickly take over our well-intended desires to live generously in the love and peace of Christ.
Christians have a lot to say about gender identity, but very few actually know how to respond — especially when it gets personal. So what's the right way to respond when a friend or family member "comes out"?
This is Advent. We celebrate a coming. We celebrate an arrival. The arrival of a baby boy born in a stable. A baby, yet a king. The arrival of new life to a young, bewildered couple. The arrival of new life for you and me. The arrival of a new kingdom.
Missionaries in foreign countries prepare by learning a new language, finding out about that country’s culture, and researching the physical needs of the area. You can do the same thing wherever you are.