Stained-Glass Jesus

Jesus was no more himself than when He hung on the cross as the Savior of the world.  The seven last sayings of Christ revealed seven ‘stained-glass vignettes‘ of the God-man — on display forever in the annals of Christianity. Our view of Jesus would be incomplete had we not seen these very-different portraits of […]

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What if…? Easter never happened

What if Christ had not risen from the dead? What if Easter never happened?  1 Corinthians 15:14-19 give us a glimpse of how empty life would be without the resurrection. If Christ is not risen, then we have an empty message. Preachers have nothing to say; there is no such thing as a gospel (good […]

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Easter Power

One Easter weekend, our church sent out hundreds of plastic eggs to help our neighbors consider their own existence. Inside, a simple message: “Is your life as empty as this egg?  Ever feel like you’ve got a shiny coat outside – but empty and void on the inside?  Come Sunday & learn why the Empty Tomb […]

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The Best Christmas Gifts

With the financial shortfall in many homes, we’ve been thinking about making the most of our money & that single opportunity we share at Christmas to give the ‘perfect’ present. These are not the only gifts that would qualify as good (by far) – but they are a good start. I figured we can learn […]

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The Presents God Desires

The Prophet Micah asked a question that I’ve often asked myself: What does God want from me?  What can I give Him that He’ll really like?  The answer came quickly: “to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God” (Micah 6:6-8).  What is most interesting about this is the parallels […]

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The Presents of the Wise Men

It’s All About the Presents (Part 2) Matthew 2:11 records the three special gifts given to the newborn King: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  Why these three?  Is there anything to these particular presents?  Yes!  These wise men were men of great faith and their gifts were insightful symbols of worship.  You’ll notice that the meaning […]

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It’s All About the Presents!

If we are honest, we’d have to admit that we enjoy getting gifts at Christmastime.  It might not be like it was when we were kids, but there’s still something special when you read your name on a beautifully-wrapped box under the tree.  I’d like to take a look at Christmas (literally Christ-mass or the […]

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