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True Woman: The God of the Unexpected
Elizabeth’s cold barrenness and years of humiliation melted like snow under warming sun as she praised God’s unexpected work in her life.
True Woman: Why Shepherds?
Perhaps you struggle with insecurity or feel you have nothing to offer. Take heart, you serve One who seeks those who know they are needy, and who delights in using small and ordinary tasks as preparation for the extraordinary.
True Woman: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
The village children called him Mr. Gloomy. So begins one of my favorite children's Christmas stories, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. I've been reading this to my three-year-old for the last several nights and have had to brush the tears from my eyes more than a few times.
True Woman: What are the angels doing this Christmas?
As I recently wove my way through the mass of mall shoppers, past the long line waiting for Santa’s knee, avoiding the tempting smell of far too expensive coffee, I heard familiar carols blasting overhead: “Angels we have heard on high . . .” And I wondered, What are the angels doing this Christmas?
True Woman: How would Jesus celebrate Christmas?
Between Santa and jingle bells, Christmas parties, and presents to buy and hope for, I think most of us struggle to keep our attention focused on the baby in the manger. I've worked hard to make this a Christmas where I had time to consider the sacred. That's why I keep wondering how Jesus would celebrate His birth.
True Woman: A Warrior Child
As you focus on the lovely manger scene today and tomorrow, remember that although the setting appears peaceful, this night brings a warrior Child, the One who will conquer death, hell, and the grave.
BBC Nativity serial: review and other Christmas thoughts
The BBC 4-part serial Nativity aired in the week before Christmas to wide acclaim. If it was not screened in your country, doubtless it will available on DVD before long. I am among those who often find screen retellings of Bible stories tedious: identikit long robes from some 1950s costume department, wooden acting that tries to achieve imagined other-worldly religious ambience, all mixed with an overdose of syrup and generalized schmaltz.
When the Lights Go On - #6250
Because Jesus loved you enough to pay for your sins on the cross, He can now lift the heavy burdens of your past. He can erase every sin from God's book and declare you forever forgiven. He can give you the security of knowing that you will spend eternity in heaven - because the only thing that could keep you out is gone - your sin.
Digital evangelism at Christmas - ideas and resources
Digital can enhance the ways we share the good news in a Christmas context.
The Gift You Don't Want to Ruin - #6248
God wants to make you clean, wants to make you new, and He wants you to have His very best. When you give Him your life, you get love without strings and you get love without regrets.