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Are you equipping your members to share Christmas with their friends?
We know Christmas is one of those times where people who don’t regularly go to church are more open to thinking about it. We also know one of the most successful ways to get someone to visit your church is through a...Read More at ChurchJuice.reframemedia.com
In the fourth grade, I learned multiplication, grammar and how to hide under a desk if a hand grenade was thrown into the classroom. Growing up as a white kid in South Africa under apartheid had its privileges, but as a student in a parochial multi-racial school, it had its terrors too. People were volatile; political change was imminent.
I watched Nelson Mandela’s release from prison with a...Read More at Think Christian
Christmas is the festival of the Incarnation, the celebration of the advent into the world of God himself – the Incarnation, a fact of incalculable importance for human society and world history. We anticipate the coming of the Messiah in human flesh by studying Mary's Song, often called the...Read More at GroundWork
Many years ago, as our family was opening Christmas cards, one of our young children asked, “Why is there a circle behind baby Jesus’ head?” His older sister quickly replied, “It’s called a halo; it’s there because he’s God.”
Isaiah similarly reminds us that the baby in the manger is “Mighty God.” All things in heaven and earth were created by him, “and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17). The wind and the waves obey his command (Luke 8:25). People marveled at the authority of his word (Matthew 7:28-29). He is “the Alpha and...Read More at This is Today
They go to church, pray before meals, and know the books of the Bible in order. Our kids usually choose behaviors carefully and know to respond to others with kindness and compassion. As Christian parents, we have worked hard to raise our children in such a way that their lives reflect our faith.
So, we’re good. Right?
As we poured over Kyle Idleman’s book, Not a Fan, we were challenged...Read More at Family Fire