Remember the Words

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 ESV When our boys were small, my wife, would often say to them, “Look at me when I’m talking…

The Light of Christmas

In him was life and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:4-5 ESV Often our Christmas celebrations end on Christmas Eve. We’ve remembered the stable, the star, the wise men shepherds and Mary. But Christmas morning after the presents are…

Christmas Eve – 12th Gift – Love

12th Gift of Christmas – The Love of God For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 We often think of the baby in the manger as the giving of God’s ultimate gift. But looking more…

12 Gifts of Christmas / 5th Gift Hope

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory. Matthew 12:20 A few years ago when we lived in the city of Scranton, a house in our neighborhood was condemned and slated for demolition. Ironically, the problems had nothing to do with the…

God Still Has a Job For Us To Do

I Confess that this election has been tough to deal with, but moping isn’t going to help much and as I’ve been praying, God comforted my heart with four things from Matthew’s gospel. Then he got into the boat and His disciples followed him. Matthew 8:23. Jesus is still in my boat! As the disciples…