An Angel, a Girl and an Answer of Faith

Gabriel brought news from Heaven. It was this angel’s latest assignment, but it was unlike any he had been sent to do before. His destination:  Nazareth, a small highway town in the region of Galilee, north of Jerusalem and Judea. There, he would come to Mary, a virgin girl, a...

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The First Silent Night

 “Silent night, holy night – all is calm …” So begins one of the all-time favorite carols of this season. Over the coming weeks, this song will be sung throughout churches as Christmas Day approaches. Silence, calm – these are not words that describe what many experience during these days....

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Sifted and Sent

Peter was a marked man, marked by the devil himself. Hell viewed this fisherman as something of a soft target. Peter struggled with consistency as he walked beside the Savior of the world. Jesus met Peter, we read in John 1, because his brother Andrew, a faithful disciple of John...

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Come, Drink of the Living Waters

And every man went to his own house. These words come at the very end of John 7.  They conclude a passage of the Scriptures that serves to magnify the division that Christ triggered with His coming. It’s important for us to consider this reality; Jesus said it Himself: “Do...

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