As you spend this week considering the coming judgment of Jesus, keep in mind that Christmas declares that God is willing to meet the demands of his justice through a substitute, for Jesus came the first time not to punish sinners but to die in their place. … More Christmas and the Wrath of God
Right now, all over the world people are stringing lights, playing special music, baking cookies, making memories, buying gifts and preparing lavish feasts. They are interrupting their long waiting with a little celebrating. Make sure you join them. It will be good for you, and it is what God invites you to.
Jesus came as the fulfillment to the roll of the priests, and with his single sacrifice he has perfected for all time those who trust in him. This is why Jesus’ coming is good news of great joy! … More Advent – December – 23 – Promised Priest
Thanksgiving in the midst of suffering is counter-intuitive. After all, we tend to praise God for the good seasons, for a spouse who loves, for healthy kids, for the home we always dreamed of, for a fulfilling career. And yet God invites us to give thanks, rejoice, and praise him at all times. … More Thanksgiving
Our wait is long. So we must punctuate our existence with joyful times of celebration. Laughter must find its way into our hearts. … More Make Room For Celebration