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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:31

Dave Ramsey has the Answers to Your Questions!

Teaching kids value of giving

 

Q.What are some ways to teach pre-teens the value of giving versus getting during the holiday season?

Published in Dave Ramsey Says
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:18

Advent-ure 2017: Let's Worship Jesus

For the last few years, I have composed a series for Advent that I have entitled: 25: A Christmas Advent-ure.  This year, I want to focus on the importance of allowing the component of worship to enhance your celebration of Christmas.  I have listed 25 different Scripture verses in four overall categories: Prophecy, Personality, Promises, and Performance.

Published in Bob Crittendon
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:56

Ministry Spotlight: Family Sunshine Center

“Our mission is big and important and the work that is done dramatically impacts the communities we serve.”

Published in Articles
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:44

Defending Our Rights

Years ago, a construction foreman lost his job because he would not substitute cheaper materials for the ones called for in the blueprint. The project manager was cutting corners to pad the owner’s pocket. The foreman did not challenge the company in court. He lost his income, but gained a reputation for being honest. He forgave the one who persecuted him.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:34

Keeping Christ the Center of Christmas

We keep one of our family treasures in a white cardboard box, tucked in a corner of our attic - until each December. That’s when it’s carried down the stairs into our den.  After carefully removing the yellowed newspaper protecting the handmade figures, one by one the pieces are revealed: a shepherd, a wiseman, a donkey, an angel, a cow, Mary, Joseph, and of course…baby Jesus. It’s tradition.

Published in Articles
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:28

The Best Gift Ever

Years ago I went to a local mall on an errand, when a beautiful, rich, pink, name-brand dress captured my attention. I immediately could see one of my daughters in it. She will really look so gorgeous in this I thought! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough money on me. I returned weeks later to purchase the dress, only to find it was sold out. I had to special order it and by the time I got the outfit, I had not only paid for the exorbitant cost of the name-brand dress, but also the cost of shipping. Yet, when I anticipated her joy as I gave it to her at Christmas, the cost seemed worth it.

Published in Pastor Kemi Searcy

RRJ:  You grew up knowing who Jesus was, but as a teen you say you saw Him in a different light.  What would you say brought you to this awareness?

 

Dr. Trumbull:  Although I knew about Jesus, I didn’t know him personally.  In high school, I attended a summer camp with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and heard the late Dallas Cowboys Football Coach Tom Landry speak about his relationship with Christ.  It was then that I realized my sinful nature and my need for a Savior. 

Published in Faith @ Work
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:38

Books to Read

Sipping Saltwater

by Steve Hoppe

 

Is there any sin we commit more but admit less than the sin of idolatry? As people who have knowingly and willingly deserted the one true God, we turn our hearts this way and that to find the satisfaction we are meant to find in him alone. We try first one thing and then the other yet never find our thirst assuaged. It is not until we rest in Him that we find true rest. It is not until we are satisfied in him that we find true satisfaction. Idolatry is the curse of all mankind.

Published in Tim Challies
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:17

Will You Help Make Peace on Earth?

Of all the music heard on the radio around Christmas, I have always thought John Lennon’s “So This is Christmas” to be one of the more unusual songs of the season.  Written as a protest song to the Vietnam War, Lennon sought to elaborate upon the themes of social unity and peaceful change enacted through personal accountability and empowerment, trying to convey optimism while avoiding the sentimentality that he felt often characterized music of the holiday season.

Published in Pastor's Perspective
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