January 17 – The Thirteenth Tribe

When the final tally is counted will I be part of that thirteenth tribe? Will I be one of the ones who doesn’t count?

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Cities of Acts #2 Tarsus

Then the church had peace. Honestly, I felt like this verse should have been located way up around verse nineteen. Paul goes on a mission to kill off the followers of Jesus in Damascus. Along the way, God himself intervenes and Paul turns from being a persecutor to a follower. In the city of Damascus,…

January 7 – With Fist Raised Against the World

This isn’t the love God has called us to live. This is not how He taught us, on a mountainside, to treat our neighbors or even those who declare themselves our enemies. The church claims to be the spiritual seed of Israel, the child of Isaac, the child of Abraham. Are we? Are we living out this heritage?

January 6 – The Covenant

After the sun went down and darkness fell, Abram saw a smoking firepot and a flaming torch pass between the halves of the carcasses. So the Lord made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River.”…

Cities of Acts #1 – Antioch

  I recently had the opportunity to visit the oldest church building in the world. This wasn’t the first place the church existed, but it was the first known location that was specifically created for the church to gather and meet. Prior to this everywhere the church existed they met in people’s homes or in…

25 Songs of Christmas #17 O Come Emmanuel

Melchior, Caspar (or Gaspar), Balthazar. Do these names ring a bell? According to Catholic tradition, they are the three wise guys who visited Jesus at his birth. They are all scholars, saints, and the kings of Persia, India, and Arabia respectively. While the first and the last of these are made completely from someone’s imagination,…

25 Songs of Christmas #16 Away In A Manger

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Christmas songs, this one is almost certainly one of the first ones to come to mind. Although it isn’t one of my favorites, certainly no collections of Christmas songs would be complete without it. It is also one of the Christmas songs I most love…