The Message of Christmas is JESUS: An Advent Devotional

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) What’s in a name? Names give us identity, belonging, purpose, and meaning. Names allow us to be known and recognized. In the Bible, names often carry significance beyond the Read More

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A Message of Peace: An Advent Devotional

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) This is one of my favorite verses in Scripture. Read More



In today’s worship culture, there are usually three words that people use to describe worship styles. Traditional, contemporary, and blended. It is difficult, however, to describe a service style using just one of these three terms. Each church has various nuances that affect the distinct flavor within the local congregation. Read More

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

Deuteronomy 31:6 ~ Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua knew a few things about facing difficult situations. He inherited a nation of frustrated, tired, wandering Israelites and brought them into the Promised Land Read More