Battle for Souls- It Is Finished

Can I tell you a story? You’re still reading so I am guessing the answer is “Yes”. About 31 years ago I met a kid down the street. We were Maverick and Iceman, we were GI Joe’s, we were the Street Bike Gang, we were Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. We came from different homes, different backgrounds, different trajectories, but here we are. Let me … Continue reading Battle for Souls- It Is Finished

Noah’s Sons Part 3: Ham

To start at the beginning of this series, click here Genesis 10 6 The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 7 The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. 8 Cush was the father of Nimrod; he began to be a valiant warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. (That is why it … Continue reading Noah’s Sons Part 3: Ham

Noah’s Sons Part 2: Japheth

To start at the beginning of this series, click here Genesis 10 1  These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5 From these the coastland peoples spread in their lands, … Continue reading Noah’s Sons Part 2: Japheth

The Recklessness of Christmas

My buddy Derek Maffett wrote and performed this poem entitled Joy. We have been looking through some history, culture and scripture regarding the Nativity and birth of Jesus the Christ during this series. I wonder if you truly understand what Christmas really means. And no, by now, we surely know that it’s not about Santa Claus or presents. But what does a newborn baby have … Continue reading The Recklessness of Christmas

The Miracle of Christmas

It’s not usually a text we discuss during the advent/Christmas season, but let’s look at Genesis 1. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And … Continue reading The Miracle of Christmas

Born to Live, Born to Die, Born to Save

It is inescapable during the advent/Christmas season to think about Jesus being born a little baby and being laid in a manger. But for a moment I’d like to zoom out and discuss the broader subject of Jesus. He was prophesied to come, be born to a virgin, in Bethlehem, etc. He is the incarnation, or the putting into flesh the existence of God. He … Continue reading Born to Live, Born to Die, Born to Save

The Christmas Lie

In a post from a few years ago ( I wrote about the subtle and simple lies that Satan weaves into our traditions, our conversations, our lives. I think because of the gravity of Christmas, he is always working double time during this season. Would you now help me as I figuratively “flesh out” or work out some of my own thoughts and emotions as … Continue reading The Christmas Lie