This is the list of David’s mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:11)
What was the reason some of the finest men were attracted to David the king? We know that David came not from a royal line; he was simply a shepherd boy. But he had great confidence in his God. This was seen when he faced Goliath even as a young lad. More than that, mighty men were attracted to … Read the rest
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead was a mighty demonstration of God’s incomparably great power. It not only was his victory over death; but it also spells out this message: Jesus lives; therefore we who trust in him will also live with him, forever. This is the certainty of hope that Jesus gave to us.
He came to “free those who all their lives were held in slavery … Read the rest
All of us are curious as how it all began. John’s answer is simple and direct. “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word was God.” The Word is how John describes the wisdom and power of God, who is none other than Jesus.
The Word is full of majesty and glory. He was active in the creation of this world. It was through him … Read the rest
Success Is Staying True to Purpose
Christmas story is also about another baby who leaped for joy in his mother’s womb. John leaped for joy when Mary who had conceived Jesus in her womb came to greet his mother Elizabeth.
When this baby grew up, he said about his relationship to Jesus that it was like, “The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full … Read the rest
“Let there be light.” So God spoke and began his creative act at the beginning. Centuries passed and one night, when God’s chosen time came, the true light came to this world as a child born in a manger.
About this light a prophet had written, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has … Read the rest
“For God so loved the world that he gave!” Thus began the story of Christmas when God gave the gift of his one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to the world.
This gift came as a child born in a manger-a living gift people could see and touch. This brought God near to us like never before as he became truly and fully human in Jesus. This nearness to us … Read the rest
Often there is a mistaken thought that those who follow God are emotional people. Yet we find that some of the first people to recognize the birth of the Saviour were Wise Men from the land of Babylon or Persia. We can safely guess that those who came to see Jesus, born the King of the Jews, represented a class of advisors to the king of their own land.
Perhaps, … Read the rest
This man moved into the temple courts of Jerusalem as directed by the Spirit of God. He knew that he was about to see something greater than the Jewish temple.
At that moment the Joseph and Mary were bringing the child Jesus to the temple as the Jewish traditions required. They came with a sacrifice of a pair of pigeons as they were poor and not able to afford a … Read the rest
There are roads each one of us has to travel alone. In those moments, someone walks along with us. Often we are unaware of his presence. But at some point in the journey our eyes are opened to see the stranger who accompanies us. There is something about him that is more than a mere mortal. Our hearts warm at his presence.
The divine footprints on earthly soil tell us … Read the rest
Christmas brings relief to those who feel inferior. For the town of Bethlehem where Jesus was born was a small town. Even God acknowledged that fact.
Yet God chose this small town to be the birthplace of the Saviour of the world. What if this town had a mind and voice? It would have protested to God, “I am so small and insignificant. I am not worthy to receive the … Read the rest