Selections, choices, and decisions. Throughout our journeys we make many decisions. Sometimes we make good decisions, and sometimes we make bad decisions. For Advent, we are studying the life of Jesus and the critical decisions that He made. We will be retracing places where Jesus traveled, cities that are still active cities in Israel today like Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum and Jerusalem . read more
One of the most successful, affluent leaders in all history was a king named Solomon who ruled over the greatly enlarged kingdom of ancient Israel 30 centuries ago. As a gifted and visionary leader, Solomon ingeniously multiplied the influence and wealth of his nation. He vigorously pursued a satisfying, significant life for himself as well. He was an impressive standout at many levels, for a while.
The Bible explains the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of this inner joy, no matter our circumstances. read more
Stories of ordinary people who were encountered and changed by an awesome God. read more
Focusing on cultivating healthy communication in the important relationships of our lives as taught in the Bible.
In one week, Jesus revealed multiple profound, pointed truths of his message and mission. He modeled a genuine and extreme selflessness to each person that He encountered, even those who branded him an enemy. And in one week, Jesus freely surrendered his life in the greatest sacrifice of all time.
Hearing stories of people who have exhibited courage is inspiring. People like World War II P.O.W. Louie Zamperini and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai encourage us, especially in a world bewildered with bad news. Courage is a character quality that we need in generous supply these days.
There are many gifts that we wait in anticipation for but often find that this joy is short-lived. We explored the gifts of Christmas that are found in the Bible that come with long-lived joy.