Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child When I was growing up, most churches had some sort of a Christmas pageant every year. The average-sized church could pull together enough grammar school-aged kids to be the cast and fill all the roles: shepherds, wise men, angels, the innkeeper, and the various animals that we assume were in the stable that eventful night. The plum … [Read more...] about The Joy of Christmas
We often think of the Nativity as the “first Christmas.” But was it? It depends upon what is meant by the word Christmas. If we mean the birthday of Christ, then no other day is the first Christmas. But that’s not what the word Christmas actually means. It comes down to us from a Middle English term, Christemasse, the “Christmass,” or Christ’s service of worship. But does … [Read more...] about Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on December 25?
To give thanks is an action and rejoice is a verb and these things are not mere pulsing emotions. While I may not always feel joy, God asks me to give thanks in all things, because He knows that the feeling of joy begins in the action of thanksgiving. —Ann Voskamp1 Through the Lens of Thanksgiving We enjoy clearer vision when we look at life through the lens of … [Read more...] about In Everything Give Thanks
Discover key events and evidence that confirm not only that Jesus Christ was crucified, He rose again! The evidence for Christ’s resurrection is overwhelming! You too, can claim with absolute certainty that Jesus Christ is alive, that He overcame the grave, and that He lives today at the right hand of the Father in heaven. Learn more about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in … [Read more...] about The True Meaning of Easter and Seven Signs that Jesus Rose from the Dead