To a generation that is starving for human connection, the greatest gift the church can offer is relationship.
As we preach Christmas, lets think about tapping into the reality of that first Christmas, and to look toward Jesus and all that He means.
Joseph and Mary face the stigma of sin because the child was Jesus, the One who would save His people from their sin, Immanuel, God with us.
Benedict XVI died at the end of 2022, but on July 1st, his shadow receded further from the Vatican.
Ratzinger was concerned that Luther’s interpretation of the Christian ministry as mainly characterized by preaching, prayer, and pastoral care ware becoming widespread in Catholic circles.
Despite his being “conservative” and “traditional,” his was a well-rounded Roman Catholic orthodoxy that had no place for the “five solas” of evangelical faith.
A historical sketch of the Nature-Grace interdependence (III)
The Hebrew word zera, which means “seed”, both vegetal and animal, was translated into Greek as sperma, meaning “that which has been sown”.
It is the second synagogue from that time found there, which was a key center of the Jewish life . The New Testament refers to it as the birthplace of Mary Magdalene.
Six common themes for a Trinitarian approach to leading missions. An article by Joseph W. Handley.
He is forever with us, for He still carries the lowliest of labels. It was all part of God’s plan.
The first Christmas was no fairy tale. Preach the real Christmas, and give real hope.
The Year of Jubilee challenges us to think the unthinkable: a hard reset of the economy with forgiveness of the debts accumulated during the crisis.
Honesty, nobility and dependence on the Almighty are always the characteristic features of those who are being shaped and used as vehicles of His divine will.
James’ favourite song for me to sing with him is “Jesus loves me, this I know”.
When we respond in faith to God’s prompting, who knows how far the influence of our actions will go?
“No one came ot help that night, no nurse to numb the fright...”
The real first Christmas is not a fairytale or a myth, it is the remarkable launch of a rescue mission that changes human history.
Are there witches or people practising magic today, or is it all one big hoax or delusion?
The fulfillment of God’s great sin-conquering, life-giving, problem-solving, Satan-defeating, promise plan was Mary’s son, baby Jesus.
- ‘My kids and I used to make dens in their bedrooms with sheets and things. We made up this whole new world, full of adventures… ‘
Do we have any long-term vision for our own lives, for our family, for our church, for our city, for our country?
God will use for good what Satan means for evil. He works on a different schedule.
The Bible gives us some very interesting insight into the minds of those who have committed a serious crime.
As Paul says, people ought to regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God (1 Corinthians 4:1).