A Christmas Promise: The Word of God Will Never Fail

A Christmas Promise: The Word of God Will Never Fail

The span between Malachi and Matthew lasted approximately four hundred years, often referred to by scholars as the “400 silent years” since there were no records of prophecies or angelic appearances. Then, God spoke. And when God broke the silence, he did...
Why Men Love A Christmas Story

Why Men Love A Christmas Story

There’s no denying that A Christmas Story is a cultural phenomenon. The movie gets played in marathon fashion on Christmas Day and has to be one of the most quoted films in American history. Example… every single time I see the word “FRAGILE”...
7 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Jesus of Christmas

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Jesus of Christmas

Christmas is a special season. We set it aside to worship Jesus. And eat fudge, shop a lot, travel, shop some more, and go to parties. Did you know, the average American will spend 66 hours this year preparing for Christmas? I know. Inconceivable! And we’ll...
Craziness, Consumerism, and Making Christmas Awesome

Craziness, Consumerism, and Making Christmas Awesome

December is crazy. It’s chaos for most American families. We’re rushing from one party to the next, getting the shopping done, and wrapping up the year at work and at home, hopefully before we have all the kids in the house full-time for their two weeks...
Remember This Christmas Season, There Is Always, Always Hope!

Remember This Christmas Season, There Is Always, Always Hope!

Always. ‘Tis the season of Advent – the celebration of the coming, the appearing of Jesus Christ. Advent consists of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, and Christmas Day. Traditionally, the Christian church has used the first two Sundays of Advent...
Free Christmas Sermon Series Download: God With Us

Free Christmas Sermon Series Download: God With Us

What’s in a name? Well, in the name Immanuel, a lot! When Jesus was born on earth, he was God, coming to live among us. This four-part Christmas message series is really just starter material. It includes four brief outlines to jog your thinking. Feel free to...

Three Phases of Accepting a God-sized Opportunity

When I knew that God was calling me to serve in pastoral ministry for the rest of my life, I wrote a note in the margin of my Bible, “Called to Preach, March 1, 1995.” Seven months later, on October 1, I finally surrendered and said “yes” to...
A Totally Unexpected Christmas Sermon Series

A Totally Unexpected Christmas Sermon Series

I’m quite excited that after much studying, praying, agonizing, and wrestling, I finally caught a vision for a fresh series of messages for the three weeks leading up to Christmas this year. I’d share the graphics but I don’t own the original. You...

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