Articles Tagged 'Magi'

The Story of Our Savior's Birth

The Story of Our Savior's Birth

Sometimes we just need to hear the familiar story told simply with fresh words.

Jesus' birth stories from Matthew and Luke are shared in straight Scripture from The Voice Bible.

Jesus or Religion?

Jesus or Religion?

Am I more like the wise men who passionately sought to find Jesus or the religious leaders who chose their traditions, positions, and power over Jesus?

Phil Ware reminds us that in the familiar story of the wise men is a challenging and life-changing question we must all answer with our choices and with our lives.

Give Me Jesus: Now

Give Me Jesus: Now

God came to us in a way that all of us could find him, know him, and find our way home!

This is part of a 4 part series on Jesus' birth called, "Give Me Jesus," and this one focuses on finding him now.

Give Me Jesus: Then!

Give Me Jesus: Then!

We sometimes forget that Jesus' birth, so wrapped in sentimentality at Christmas, was a real event when the Immortal God chose to wrap himself in the fragile face of a newborn child.

Phil Ware continues his Christmas series, entitled "Give Me Jesus", focusing this week on the specific time, the then, of Jesus' coming.

Couldn't!

Couldn't!

As Jesus' family, what are we preventing him from doing among us because of our lack of faith?

Phil Ware reminds us of the dangers of limiting what Jesus can do among us and through us because we think we know what we can expect of him.

Hope of the World

Hope of the World

What can this old story powerfully say to our geopolitical messes of today?

Phil Ware shares his series for December 2015 on welcoming Jesus and focuses on the Magi from the gospel of Matthew and lets that story remind us our need to reach out to the lost and foreigner and alien and refugee among us.

A Grey Sponge or a Pure Heart

A Grey Sponge or a Pure Heart

Do you really want to fill your sponge with grey water?

Teresa Bell Kindred compares seeing Fifty Shades of Grey to a dirty mop bucket and a sponge.

The Wise Men

The Wise Men

Let's imitate the magi in 2015

The wise men came seeking Jesus, to worship him and bring him gifts. Modern society has turned this event. Instead of giving gifts to Jesus, we give them to one another. Instead of looking for a king to worship, we focus our attention on one another.

Jesus Goes Home

Jesus Goes Home

Was there something Jesus really couldn't do?

Phil Ware continues his series on inviting Jesus to church and focuses on the question, who is Jesus family, the ones who find it so hard to believe and who will not allow him to act because of their unbelief.

Jesus. Birth!

Jesus. Birth!

Three different ways to tell the story of our Savior's birth — short form, Bible verses, video!

Phil Ware wishes everyone Merry Christmas for the Heartlight team and shares 3 different ways to share the story of Jesus at Christmas: a short form, the Bible text from "The Voice" Compass Bible and from a Worship House Media video about a child coming.

That Star?

That Star?

Is this really the Christmas star?

Patrick Odum talks about the Christmas star and how it may have been identified, but how that doesn't nearly as much as the One who was born being the One who made the stars.

Traveling

Traveling

There's still a lot of telling to do

Like the Magi of old, people today will follow the signs that lead them to Jesus.

When Our Star first Began to Shine

When Our Star first Began to Shine

It's Been up There a long, long Time!

Phil Ware writes about the Christmas star that actually began to shine many years before the Magi found it!

Pope Benedict 'Debunks' Christmas?

Pope Benedict 'Debunks' Christmas?

What's going on here with our traditions?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of what is most important and truthful and what is legend about the Christmas story.

The Core Necessity of Faith

The Core Necessity of Faith

Are you ready for the leap from the lion's head?

Ron Rose reminds us that imagination is vital for our faith and for living life to the full.

Not Quite as We Have Told It

Not Quite as We Have Told It

It's not the road you think, but it's the destination you seek!

Phil Ware goes over a number of inaccuracies that have crept in to our telling of the story of Jesus at Christmas, but reminds us that the main thing is that Jesus came for everyone and the more we know the story, the more we know it is true.

Yes, Virginia There Really Is ...

Yes, Virginia There Really Is ...

Where does Jesus fit into all the make believe?

Rubel Shelly helps clarify that Jesus is a historical figure and real, not something imaginary like the Easter Bunny, tooth fairy, and Santa Claus.

Traveling Mercies: You've Got to Be Kidding Me!

Traveling Mercies: You've Got to Be Kidding Me!

I've bet you have had a bunch of these moments at Christmas!

Phil Ware writes about Christmas, Joseph and Mary, and the "You've got to be kidding me!" moments in the life of Jesus.

When You Know It All!

When You Know It All!

What can you learn after you know it all?

Rubel Shelly reminds us through the words of Coach John Wooden that "What really counts in life is what you learn after you know it all."

Beyond that Helpless Feeling

Beyond that Helpless Feeling

What do you do when you can't do what needs to be done?

Tom Norvell looks at times that are too difficult for us to handle well and challenges us to realize that there are many things we can do to help folks in desperate situations.

Simon's Mistaken Judgement

Simon's Mistaken Judgement

Where in the world did she come from?

Rubel Shelly compares the prophet Samuel choosing a king to Simon Cowell's view of a woman from Scotland trying to sing and reminds us that outward appearances don't reveal talent or the heart of a person.

Room at the Manger

Room at the Manger

Have you seen His star?

Patrick Odum reflects on a Matthews who is a scientist who determined the star when Jesus was born and reminds us that it is not the star, but the one to whom it pointed, that is important.

Is Faith a Form of Pretending?

Is Faith a Form of Pretending?

Is our faith merely wishful thinking and make believe?

We need to visualize who we are in Christ before it becomes a real part of our daily go to work world, and so we need to pretend we are children of God and the presence of Jesus Christ.

Decade of Grace

Decade of Grace

This decade is a lot more than just the passing of ten years!

Heartlight has been around now for ten years and its been a decade of grace.

Trust Him!

Trust Him!

Will we trust him even if he doesn't live up to our expectations?

Jesus doesn't live up to our expectations, because God has more planned for us than what we can imagine.