Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Simple Verse For A New Year

As the song says: “Fast away the old year passes” and we sit on the doorstep of a brand new year. It is typically — and should be — a time of reflection, and recommitment. But what kind of commitments … Continue reading

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The Higher Purpose of Sharing Prayer Requests

Why should we share our prayer requests with other people?  The answer may not be what you think.  It is not just because “the more who pray, the more powerful the prayers.” As James teaches us, “the effective prayer of … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Comfort

“Who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (II Corinthians 1:4) Two of the key words … Continue reading

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Family Gingerbread House Contest 2015

It’s that time of year again! Yes, Christmas, of course, but along with that comes our annual family gingerbread house contest.  If you’d like to participate, then peruse the pictures of the entries below, and you can vote via the … Continue reading

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He Did Not Open His Mouth

“He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth … So He did not open His mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7) The fact that Jesus did not open His mouth during His sufferings is a rarity among men, and … Continue reading

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“The Christ of Christmas: His Gifts” (John 1:1-14)

Whenever we think of Jesus, and gifts, and Christmas time, most of us probably think of the gifts that the Magi brought Jesus in Matthew 2: “gold, frankincense and myrrh.” In imitation of that, as many of you know, we … Continue reading

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Don’t “Fit In”!

“Depart, depart, go out from there, touch nothing unclean; go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the LORD.” (Isaiah 52:11) Speaking of the return of the His people from captivity in Babylon, … Continue reading

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