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I Am the Bread of Life

We love to eat. Most of us have been hungry, and maybe even have said, “I’m starving.” But the truth is, most of us in American have never experienced true hunger, the kind of hunger that is characterized by a chronic lack of food. The ease with which we can satisfy almost any and every food craving by just driving through the…

Following Jesus Into Service

The most difficult and comprehensive command Jesus ever gave was, “Follow Me!” Following Jesus is a lot more than just confirming to a set of rules. It is conforming our life to His. An important aspect of becoming like Jesus is in the call to become a servant. Jesus didn’t come to be served, but to serve. One of the great blessings…

What Do You Want?

Wanting things is a part of life. Wanting too many things, or the wrong things is part of a broken and sinful life. But there are some things worth wanting, and nothing is worth wanting more than to see Jesus for who he really is! That is our goal for 2018; to see Jesus in all his glory, humanity, the endearing, the…

The Coming Messiah: Lying in a Manger

There was no room at the Inn for Jesus to be born. While the Inn no doubt, was at full capacity, I suggest that that is not the real reason no room was found for Joseph and Mary to give birth to Jesus there. The real reason Jesus was born in, most likely a cave near by, and then, when wrapped in…

The Coming Messiah: A King Like David

One of the most prominent ways Jesus is identified in Scripture is as the son of David. David what the greatest King in Israel’s history. He was a poet, prophet, warrior, and blessing to the people of Israel. He was a man after God’s own heart. God promises David, that one of his descendants will sit on the throne as king forever.…

The Coming Messiah: A Prophet Like Moses

When Jesus came into the world, he came as the fulfillment of prophecy. Jesus actually fulfills over 350 prophecies found in the Old Testament. Seeing Jesus in this contexts gives us great confidence that Jesus really is the Messiah, the son of God, our Savior. One great source of confidence is seeing Jesus as the fulfillment of the work of Moses.

I Stand at the Door and Knock

Jesus wants a relationship with us. He seeks a relationship with us. Sometimes though, we have difficulty recognizing him. It may be easier to recognize him as a risen savior and a child king (especially at this time of year), but we should also be able to recognize him as a true friend and as one of the “least of these.”

God’s Inexpressible Gift: Joy!

Living a life of Gratitude has power to change you. We usually think that happy people have a reason to be grateful, but the truth is, and even science supports this, that showing gratitude promotes happiness. If we can think of gratitude as more than just a practice at Thanksgiving, but as a spiritual discipline, it will draw us closer to the…

Nehemiah 3: They Said it Couldn’t Be Done

When you dream, do you dream of things big enough for the glory of God? Nehemiah teaches us several lessons in dreaming big dreams and sharing that dream with others in a way that draws them into it. We also learn that every dream of renewal and restoration will be met with resistance by the enemies of God’s Kingdom. But God is…