25 Songs of Christmas #19 Mary Did You Know

Mary did you know. Who would have guessed that a song written by a comedian sixteen years ago would today become one of the most recognizable of Christmas tunes? I think it is safe to say that this Christmas season, it will cumulatively be the most viewed Christmas song on youtube (thanks, Penatonix). I would…

November 1 – Speak

“Son of man,” he said, “I am sending you to the nation of Israel, a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me. They and their ancestors have been rebelling against me to this very day. They are a stubborn and hard-hearted people. But I am sending you to say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says!’ And…

Judgy, Judgy Church…

Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you. God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to…

Irrational Obedience

“As they watch, lift your pack to your shoulders and walk away into the night. Cover your face so you cannot see the land you are leaving. For I have made you a sign for the people of Israel.” So I did as I was told. (Ezekiel 12:6-7) Read: Ezekiel 12:1 – 14:11, Hebrews 7:1-17, Psalm 105:37-45, Proverbs 27:3 Relate: There…

John 15:9-10 (Remain)

I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. (John 15:9-10) Read: 2 Samuel 9:1 – 11:27, John 15:1-27, Psalm 119:49-64, Proverbs 16:1-3 Relate: One of the most shocking…