Babe of Bethlehem

5 Reasons To Love The Babe Of Bethlehem

  If it weren’t for the miraculous conception, the surprise tour stop of heaven’s angel choir to a group of sleepy shepherds, the mysterious arrival of Eastern wise men or angel visits to both Mary and Joseph … the birth of Jesus would be just like the birth of any baby. But God didn’t orchestrate […]

God's wish list

3 Things On God’s Wish List

POST ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ ALERT!! Listening to people who had survived the Great Depression talk about Christmas gifts ‘back then’ and overhearing some of the lists that the mall Santa Claus is given by kids today … well, it’s pretty obvious that consumerism has won. We look for and expect more each year to add to […]

Why Tomorrow Matters

  “And Esau vowed, thereby selling all his eldest-son rights to his younger brother.  Then Jacob gave Esau bread, peas, and stew; so he ate and drank and went on about his business, indifferent to the loss of the rights he had thrown away.” Genesis 25:33-34 TLB   ‘Now’ is often part of a fool’s philosophy […]

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How A Stick, Flashlight, Horn and Pot Changed History

  “When what’s in your hand isn’t sufficient for your harvest, make it your seed.” Evangelist Mike Murdock   It’s startling, but we hardly ever conceive of the difference God will make in a situation! Most of us should know better. We’ve been around long enough to see that when God is combined with any […]

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Why Obedience Matters

  “The Lord had clearly instructed the people of Israel, “You must not marry them, because they will turn your hearts to their gods.” Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway.  He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the Lord.” I Kings 11:2,3 NLT   […]

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4 Prayers That Raise God’s Eyebrows

  Any prayer has power. However, there are several prayers that cause God’s eyebrows to raise … that make him a bit uncomfortable. Watch out for these less than ideal prayers:   “If You Can” prayers. In Mark 9 Jesus meets a hurting father whose son is distressed by the devil. He pleads with Jesus: […]