One Ministry – A Family of Programs
If you’ve been anywhere near a radio or retailer this Christmas, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the lines from the ubiquitous Josh Groban song “Believe”: “We were dreamers not so long ago / But one by one we all had to grow up / When it seems the magic's slipped away / We find it all again on Christmas day.” This expresses well a prevalent theme of many Christmas songs, movies and television...Read More at Think Christian
Many people in Judea were aware that the prophets had spoken of a Messiah who would come and set things right. They eagerly anticipated the wonderful things this Messiah would do for God’s people. But, ironically, most of them missed the arrival of Jesus.
But far to the east there were Magi, scholars who studied the stars, and they noticed something new shining in the heavens. They weren’t aware of prophecies about a Messiah. They did not have the assumption that this promised Messiah would bring salvation for God’s people. To these scholars, a...Read More at This is Today
In the middle of a pile of junk mail, a hand addressed envelope appeared in my mailbox at home a few weeks ago. It was from Willow Creek DuPage – a satellite location of the mega church based in South Barrington, Illinois.
In the envelope was a simple card with a hand-written note from the campus...Read More at ChurchJuice.reframemedia.com
Yes, we had places to go. Yes, there were things to do. But my family was going to miss the true meaning of Christmas, and that was not okay. We are told that this is a season for spending and celebrating and eating and gifting. But as I looked at the faces of my children, I could see that we were leaving out the most important piece. I needed to make a choice: Keep the pace or find the...Read More at Family Fire