Jesus: Redeemer of Infidels

While God has been so loving and gracious, we have returned infidelity in response to his fidelity.  While we were in a state of rejecting God, he sent his son to earth. That’s the Christmas story. And grace overwhelms rejection.  God’s love and grace are greater… Continue reading

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Hard Truth Christmas Story

Fire and brimstone Jesus has no place in the 21st century, and that’s why we need him. The punishment that brought us peace was on him. Hard truth. Hard truth of Christmas. We go astray, Jesus takes the bullet, and we are forgiven. What a Christmas story… Continue reading

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Good Tidings

Good tidings… How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news of God to the world. That’s what angels did on the night Jesus was born. And we have the opportunity to experience hope in God because of his gift to us. This is good news, peace, and salvation! Continue reading

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Jesus: Hope For All

Embedded in Isaiah’s prophecy for Israel is hope for all people. Instruction and justice become light to us in Jesus. Righteousness draws near and salvation is on its way in Jesus. Jesus, thank you for being our hope, not only for heaven, yet also for now… right now… Continue reading

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Jesus: Great Light Into Darkness

Life without Jesus is described as living in the land of the shadow of death. When Jesus’ light is shone on our darkness, everything changes. The Good Shepherd has come to shine his light and guide his people: Will you walk away from darkness and toward his light? Continue reading

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Trust: Who Else But Jesus?

It is easier for us humans to believe and trust in everything else than in the name of Christ, who alone is all in all ~ Martin Luther. As we reflect on our trust in ourselves and the things of this world, think about how Jesus came so we could trust on him every day… Continue reading

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No Small Purpose: Jesus Came For You!

When God himself comes to earth to live in humility as a man, the purpose cannot be too small.  For you, who may be far from God and feeling small or insignificant in our world, Jesus came for you. Every person is included in the loving reach of Jesus. Reach back… Continue reading

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