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We light an Advent candle each Sunday leading up to Christmas to prepare our hearts by renewing our hope, growing our love, rejoicing in Christ, and finding rest and peace. Week one of Advent is a candle of hope.
It’s not easy to find rest in a restless world. Take a minute to reflect and remember and find the rest that you need.
Thanksgiving is a day set apart for remembering all the things for which we are thankful. Psalm 103 reminds us of the blessings from the Lord, calling them benefits. What are the seven benefits that we should be thankful every day?
There will come a final war, a final conflict, a clash of “Titans” like none that has ever been seen or will be seen again.
Martin Luther began The Reformation with his bold stand on salvation by grace alone. But there were others who went before him who just as boldly proclaimed God’s truths. Who were they?
Halloween carries a lot of baggage. What should Christians know about this time of year?
Predating the commemoration of a day to smile, was the creation of the symbol that marks the day — the smiley face. Learn all you need to know about smiling.
The 12 stone memorial articles began with “Don’t Get Stoned Again”- a wordplay on the song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (1971, The Who). Pick up stones 11 &12.
A friend has pancreatic cancer and he’s thriving. He continues to serve God and share the gospel in the midst of his physical suffering. Learn from his example how you can thrive in the face of any affliction.
By Alex McFarland. Have you ever considered your theology regarding R&R? Work is a good thing. So also is resting from work (and taking a nap).
Stone number ten is a stone of praise and it’s found along the road that led into the city of Jerusalem. Read about the significance of this stone.
This stone is a stone of remembrance of God’s power and provision. In 1 Kings 18, we read of three years of drought and famine in Israel and God’s promise to send rain.
This stone is a stone of help from 1 Samuel. Add it to your stone memorial to remember the gifts of grace from our God.
A friend has joined the cloud of witnesses who have gone before and who leave their legacy to inspire and encourage us. Her life was a witness, her dying a testimony, and her memorial service a celebration of life.
Perhaps no stone memorial is as well known as the stones at Gilgal, on the shore of the Jordan—a memorial of 12 stones piled high to memorialize who God is and His deliverance of His people from the wilderness into the Promised Land (Joshua 4).
In the midst of a great battle is found a stone of foundation and support that brought victory over the enemies of God’s people.
Fear can keep us from witnessing. But it can also keep people from Jesus. A witnessing encounter about overcoming fear. Because Fear, He is a liar.
Genesis 49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel)
Remember the day in June 2015 when the White House was shrouded in color? (only six colors, it wasn’t a rainbow) Long before that day in 2015, and even until our time, our nation’s White House has been covered in something else–the providential blessings of God and the presence of His Word.
The word “mizpah,” in Genesis 31:49, is the Hebrew word we translate as beacon or watchtower. The word is used to indicate that God is a beacon of light, a watchtower of protection, and the giver and sustainer of peace.
When Jacob “came into the land of the people of the east” (Genesis 29:1), he encountered another, significant stone. The stone covered the mouth of a well in a field with three flocks of sheep nearby (Genesis 29:2).
Another early mention of stones in the Bible is in the account of Jacob’s journey to Haran. Jacob spent the night along the way and used stones for his pillow. What’s the significance of this stone?
The title of this article could mean a lot of things. Some might think it’s a warning about using drugs (it’s not). Others might catch the wordplay on the song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” But to ancient Israel, those words had a different meaning. They would have evoked a warning and thoughts about capital punishment.
The old Chicago song, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” should cause us to consider how we use our time. One minute can save a life.
What is profitable godliness? How do I get it?
“I Can Only Imagine” is a movie of forgiveness, redemption, and transformation. Read a short review and watch a video of the song. You will not be disappointed. This movie is a “must see” for all Christians.
Put yourself at the foot of the cross when Jesus was crucified. The words of an old Negro Spiritual will take you there.
On Palm Sunday the people rejoiced to see Jesus. Four short days later they all forgot Him. Are you glad to see Jesus? Do you see Jesus every day?
Glorifying God is man’s purpose. A list of ways to do that.
Remember who you are in Christ. He defines your identity.