When I was a young man, it was widely believed the world would end in a thermonuclear fireball. The Civil Defense was everywhere. The “fallout shelter” logo was posted on thousands of public buildings. Children were taught to “duck and cover” in case of a blast. All the smart people were certain this catastrophe would happen. But it didn’t. During the late 1960s, the...
Author: David Murrow
Topic: Heaven , Hell
When my children were young, one of my sons came into the kitchen while I was doing the dishes, and nonchalantly asked me, “Mom, do you know how to tell a good angel from a bad angel?” I wasn’t sure where my budding theologian was going with this question, but my curiosity was piqued, so I said, “No. How do you tell a good angel from a bad angel?” “Oh that’s easy,”...
Author: Jan Shrader
Scripture: Luke 1:13-17, Luke 1:30-33
Max Lucado calls us to life and peace in a world filled with uncertainty and violence: “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” Matthew 10:28 Yet again, yet so soon, we struggle to make sense of bloodshed and violence. Last week bikers mowed down on New York City’s Westside. Sunday, worshippers slaughtered in a small-town South Texas church. Life is...
Author: Max Lucado
Scripture: Matthew 10:28-28
A perverse man spreads strife, and a slanderer separates intimate friends. ---Proverbs 16:28 Jesus made a remarkable statement concerning Judas. He said, "‘Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?’ Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him" (John 6:70-71). To what was Jesus...
Author: Francis Frangipane
What changes in the world if you and I had never been born? What if Jesus had never come to earth? Isaiah 9 and Luke 4 tell us who Jesus is and who we are before Him. Such miraculous love God gave us! How we need peace on earth and good will toward men! Preached at Hope Fellowship Church, Frisco, Texas. Used by permission.
Speaker: John McKinzie
Scripture: Luke 4:16-21, Isaiah 9:6
Topic: The Birth of Christ
The Book of Zephaniah contains a wonderful and moving description of God's love. We don’t deserve God’s love, but He offers it to us in the gift of Jesus Christ. And nothing can keep us from the joy of the risen King. The Village Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Matt Chandler
SOLOIST: BRAD WETHERBEE President, Preach It, Teach It This plaintive song is probably one of the most powerful, passionate Christmas songs ever written. Singer-Composer Mark Lowry started to think about what he would like to ask Mary if she was sitting right in front of him. He wondered how she would have felt during her pregnancy and so he penned the song that we all...
Author: Julie Barrier