In this era of social and political tension, what does it mean for us to turn the other cheek and to love our enemies, or simply those who disagree with us? How do we make that a reality in our lives?
On January 1, which falls on a Sunday in 2017, we also celebrate the Name of Jesus. It’s one of those days that doesn’t often get the recognition it deserves because not many churches have services on New Year’s Day.
We may think that God is absent from our lives, especially when things seem hopeless or don’t turn out the way we want. But, whether we realize it or not, God listens.
What does Abraham’s experience of God’s covenant mean for us in our day and time?
We humans will always have some difficulty trying to put our experiences with God into mere words. Emmanuel is a name in which God commits himself to be our constant companion…forever; to be with us…always.
In the barren wasteland of “busy-ness” and commercialism, we are invited to hear that voice that calls us to set aside those things that whither, and fade.
The Advent and Christmas seasons highlight the significance of family and friends in our lives. There’s no doubt that the gift of family is one of God’s greatest gifts.
The word “manger”, comes from the French word meaning to eat. So more specifically, Jesus was born in a feeding trough for animals.
We relegate demons to science fiction and figments of the imagination. But we are all possessed by demons of some sort.