Christmas Messengers

When we think of the Christmas story, we often think of Christ, of Mary and Joseph, of the shepherds and the wise men. But this message is dedicated to the most overlooked character(s) of the Nativity: Gabriel and the angels. Angels appeared at least six times in the few months surrounding the birth of our Savior -- proving Heaven's interest in such a significant event. Angels are messengers. The word 'angel' literally means 'one who is sent.' Let's take a few moments to consider the special appearances of these divine messengers as mentioned in the Christmas narratives of Luke 1 & Matthew 1...

Great Hope in Jesus – 1 Timothy 3:16

"I feel so much better since I gave up hope!" The bumper-sticker shocked me.  It disturbed me so deeply, I followed the truck and asked the man, "How do you live without hope?"  I couldn't believe his cynicism - the blatant hopelessness now on display with every word and gesture.  He was barely enduring life's … Continue reading Great Hope in Jesus – 1 Timothy 3:16