Where’s the Real King?

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his [...]

God with Us

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23, NIV) The two pivotal facts of Jesus’ incarnation are found [...]

The Cradle, Cross, and Crown

One of the reasons we love Christmas is because of tradition. There’s an old saying that tradition is a clock that tells you what time it was.  And for many of us, that time was our childhood…or [...]

Thanksgiving in America

“By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.” (Hebrews 11:23, NIV) The author of [...]

Election Day

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.“ (Galatians 5:1, NIV) Freedom is one of the great [...]

I am the Resurrection

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness…” (2 Peter 3:9, NIV) Martha and Mary, whom we’ll meet in this Sunday’s sermon, might argue with this.  When [...]

Plastic Jesus?

“But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In [...]

Life without Safety Goggles

“In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.” (Judges 17:6, NIV) I opened the sports page this morning and saw that the Houston Astros won the American League [...]