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Archives for December 2015

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The Spirit and preparation

As we prepare to join God’s great mission, we need the Holy Spirit....

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Waiting Dangerously

Trust God to look out for you and for his own mission....

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The Gospel of the Spirit

God’s mission will prove impossible without the Spirit’s involvement....

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An impossible mission

Two thousand years ago Jesus gave these unsophisticated, uneducated, unspectacular people a mission: to be his witnesses even to the ends of the earth. ...

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Merry Christmas 2015

A long reading from the Gospel of Luke and a few reflection questions...

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At just the right time

God always shows up in our lives at just the right time....

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Not too late

It’s not too late for you to have a great Christmas. ...

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All those Christmases

The first Christmas happened inside of a larger story. This year’s does, too....

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Humbug

Every inconvenience is an opportunity. ...

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Sonship is the core of the whole gospel

God wants our Father-Child relationship with him to transform us and to bless our families....

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God accepts us fully

He adopts us into his family....

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When the set time had fully come

Was this really the optimal time for Jesus to come?...

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God joined our family

Jesus joined our family and took his own special place: the firstborn son, the Savior, the Lord. God with us....

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God includes us in his family

When we become Christians, we join a big, wild, diverse, messy family....

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Celebration spills over

When God’s people celebrate, those who have little always are blessed....

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The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength

We don’t have enough joy on our own to make it through life’s failures and disappointments and trials....

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A Very Good Party

Watch small pockets of celebration break out all over the place....

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Mourning and Celebration

As followers of Jesus, we always retain in our hearts a measure of joy, even in the midst of the hardest seasons....

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May He Bless You With Fun

Our God knows how to party and have fun and he invites us into that in this season....

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His indescribable gift

The indescribable gift of Jesus' life, love and presence transforms us. His generosity makes us generous if we’ll let him do his work in us....

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Be Generous

As we encounter God's generosity, he transforms our hearts and we become the sort of people who can give generously to those who need it....

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The Provision Question

Cheerful giving is a litmus-test for genuine, authentic faith....

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Given Good Gifts

Seeing God’s generosity in action changes the way we think about generosity. ...

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