Posts from December 2021

Posts from December 2021

Will My Real Identity Please Stand Up

Will My Real Identity Please Stand Up?John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. 35 A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. In a world full of secrets, addictions, and fears, it’s difficult to truly feel free. The compulsions we struggle with lead us to live lonely…

Give Your Grief to God

How will things change for you if you give your grief to God? Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat…

Your Relationship With God

Does your desire for control influence your relationship with God? Some people are afraid of the Christmas season and what it brings. Christmas reminds them of the broken relationships with their family and friends. They hate the nativity scene, and they don’t want others to have joy when they are so miserable, so they might even threaten lawsuits. They hate Christmas because they fear it.Herod was afraid of Jesus and Christmas because he thought it would threaten his kingdom. When…

Joy to the World

Joy to the WorldWhat fear has been the most damaging to your life? There are hundreds of different known fears that we can have. Fear takes away our joy and is something that all of us struggle with, but God’s word makes it clear that we don’t have to be afraid if we have God on your side! Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?…

Mary’s Christmas Gift

Mary’s Christmas GiftLuke 1:26-33 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.…