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A Christmas Story

I want to share a Christmas story that isn’t often told. It’s from John 1:1-18. Many scholars believe this was an early Christian hymn that predates the New Testament text.  I will share the portion of this ancient hymn that … Continue reading

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The ultimate meaning of Christmas

When we think of the Christmas holiday, we think of family. This is appropriate because God, first and foremost, is a Father who has a Son He has loved from eternity. Moreover, His eternal purpose was to have many sons … Continue reading

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God is building His Temple

God is building His temple. But it’s not a human-made temple; it’s made of humans. And this is the ultimate message of Christmas: God became incarnated so that we could incarnate Him. The implications of this just boggles the mind. … Continue reading

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Joy to the world!

We’ve already seen that joy is encountered in relationship, so when the angels announced that a Savior was born in Bethlehem what they were heralding was that Joy Himself had come into their world! It was the announcement that humankind … Continue reading

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Introduction to Joy

We were made for joy. And joy is found in relationship. As Marcus Warner and Dr. Jim Wilder says (“Rare Leadership“), when we can be our authentic selves we live from joy. Conversely, when we’re trying to live up to … Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part Four

Eternal life is not a legal transaction, it’s an invitation into a transformational relationship. The invite is for us to participate in Christ’s very own life. We must make the distinction here between the Christian “religion” (ritualistic observation) and actually … Continue reading

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Noël!

Noël (or Noel) finds its source from the Latin verb nasci, meaning “to be born.” but the word itself comes from the Old French, literally “of or born on Christmas” (online etymology). In the Middle Ages it was a cry … Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part Three

In part one and part two, we saw that Jesus came to live with us and show us what God is really like, and to show us who we really are. What we are focusing in on in this series … Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part Two

“We cannot afford to make Jesus’ life mostly about His death. I believe doing this is one of the major reasons why most people still like Jesus but don’t like a lot of Christians. This sad commentary reveals the difference between … Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part One

“Jesus was not born just to die; He was born to give life. He wasn’t brought up to be the ultimate temple sacrifice. God doesn’t do human sacrifice; He’s not Molech. God is, and always has been, a good Father.” I said this in … Continue reading

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