Articles Tagged 'Nativity'

Jesus Came to Be One of Us!

Jesus Came to Be One of Us!

We desperately need to push past the glitz of the season and remember the gritty grace of the manger and the glory of God incarnate in a helpless baby who came to be one of us!

James and Phil continue their series on The Story of Redemption by focusing on the birth of Jesus and what it means for us.

One of Us!

One of Us!

Jesus didn't come to earth to be protected from life's harshest realities, but entered into mortality to share it all with us — the good, the bad, the ugly, and the painful!

James and Phil continue their series on The Story of Redemption by focusing on the birth of Jesus and what it means for us.

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

Where can you find history's greatest treasures?

Phil Ware reflects on Mary treasuring the memories of Jesus' birth in her heart and finds reason not to sweat the small stuff, not miss the moments of grace in Christmas, and not lose the opportunity to lock away treasures in our own hearts this time of y

Nativity Set

Nativity Set

You can find Christmas in the most surprising of places!

If we are willing, we can find Jesus in the most down to earth of places.

The Reason

The Reason

The season has a reason

Centuries ago, in a small unimportant town, our salvation began with a baby's cry. We continue to search and hope for: Peace, goodwill toward men.

Is There a Dragon in Your Nativity Set?

Is There a Dragon in Your Nativity Set?

Why every nativity set needs a dragon

The red dragon has a place in the nativity story. The dragon reminds us why we needed a Savior in the first place. John tells us that the dragon is the ancient serpent that deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9). He is the tempter that brought about t

The Beginning of Our Salvation Story

The Beginning of Our Salvation Story

What does Christmas have to do with salvation?

As you remember the Christmas story this December, amid the buying of presents, gathering with family and no doubt overeating, take some time to remember your own Salvation story. Then share it with your friends and loved ones.

Looking for Jesus at Christmas

Looking for Jesus at Christmas

Whatever happened to the reason for the season?

Rick Brown talks about Jesus not just missing from the nativity, but also from Christmas and from our lives and yet we can use this time to restore him to his rightful place in our lives.

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.

You Don't Have to Do a House Cleaning for this Christmas Guest

You Don't Have to Do a House Cleaning for this Christmas Guest

You don't have to pretend things aren't a mess!

Rick Brown reminds us of a messy Christmas long ago and the messy time in which Jesus was born.

The One Born in Bethlehem Can be Born in You

The One Born in Bethlehem Can be Born in You

When was your last pause to reflect, rest, and renew?

Rick Brown gives some statistical data on Christmas shopping, historical data on the birth of Jesus, and some spiritual insight on how to keep from going under during the busy time we call Christmas.

What Do You Say?

What Do You Say?

It's not Thanksgiving, but not yet Christmas

In the midst of the Christmas frenzy time, we need to remember the reason for the season. Thank God for Jesus

The Smell of Sheep

The Smell of Sheep

What did it smell like at the manger?

Phil Ware talks about the significance of shepherds being found at the manger of Jesus.

A Time of w00t

A Time of w00t

Can you find the joy right now?

Ron Rose shares a new word, w00t, that means joy in gamer language, that has entered our common communication language.

On Tiptoe with Angels

On Tiptoe with Angels

How do you look over the horizon of history and see God's greatest promise fulfilled?

Phil Ware uses the story of the angels in Luke chapters 1 and 2 to remind us that Jesus' birth is something that should amaze us!

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

I wonder why that little nativity baby never seems to grow up

We have to remember that the cute little baby in the nativity scene grew up to die on a cross. As Christians, we need the power of the risen Lord who is much more than a tiny baby.

With Us!

With Us!

Where did God most clearly reveal Himself?

Bill Denton shares insight into the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ and what it means for us.

I'm Just a Businessman

I'm Just a Businessman

How would it feel to say know to Jesus?

Larry Davies puts us in the place of the inn keeper who had no room in his inn for Joseph and Mary.

Are We Missing Something?

Are We Missing Something?

Doesn't feel as if something is lacking in all the mess?

Tom Norvell talks about a pre-Christmas trip to the place of insanity, the mall, and questions if they are missing something in the season.

The Astonishing Christ

The Astonishing Christ

Everything about Jesus is astonishing!

Even Napoleon Bonaparte was awed by the astonishing Jesus who came to earth as a baby.

Winter Has Fallen

Winter Has Fallen

Can you find heaven's grace in this changing of seasons?

A surprising winter snow gives Phil the opportunity to think about the changes of seasons and the falling of grace on us all with the birth of Jesus.

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Come on and let's go!

Let's find a fresh joy in going back to Bethlehem for the birth of our Lord!

Jesus Is Born

Jesus Is Born

Can Jesus really be born again?

Christmas must be a reminder to us that we are honored to be Jesus everyday in a world that doesn't know him and his loving grace.