Christmas Solidarity

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. —1 John 3:8 The assembly line of Satan turns out millions of sins every day. He packs them into huge cargo planes and flies them to heaven and spreads them out before God and laughs and laughs...

The Christmas Model for Missions

“As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” —John 17: 18 Christmas is a model for missions. Missions is a mirror of Christmas. As I, so you. For example, danger. Christ came to his own and his own received him not. So you. They plotted against...

A Christmas Challenge

Church family, I am prayerful that this message finds you drawing nearer to Christmas with immense JOY.  Being joyful explicitly in Christ this time of year will bring you many opportunities to point others to Him.  Throughout this Advent season, I have challenged you...

Life and Death at Christmas

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” —John 10: 10 As I was about to begin this devotional, I received word that Marion Newstrum had just died. She and her husband Elmer have been part of Bethlehem...

For God’s Little People

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town...

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