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Show Them We Are Christians By Our Love

Raise your hand if you thought 2021 would magically make all right in the world. Wishful thinking if we thought a flip of the calendar would make all our worries go away. There is still so much uncertainty and unknown swirling around us. It seems it is not too different than it was back in the days when Noah lived. Genesis 6:5-6 says, “When the Lord saw that human wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every inclination of the human…

We Just Need Jesus

New year, new me! Isn’t that what we hear so often each January? I have said that, failed that and laughed at that many times. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” We don’t need a new year to make changes in our lives, we just need Jesus. After going through this past year, we have no idea what this new…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! May God bless you and your family in 2021. Here are a few thoughts as we head into a new year. Help those around you. Attend church, in person or online. Put your phone down. Pray every day. Yield to the Holy Spirit. Never give up. Experience life with the people God has put around you. Worship our Lord. Yell less and use kind words. Express love to those near and far. Ask for help when needed.…

Better Together

“For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Jesus. The new year is in sight. It’s almost time to flip that last page on the calendar. Before you say your goodbyes to 2020, I want to encourage you to look back on the past twelve months.…

Jesus Is For Everyone

Can you believe that Christmas is next week? There has been so much change and uncertainty this year, but Jesus has been here the whole time. Jesus is still the reason for the season. Jesus’ birth is still worthy of being celebrated and celebrated by all. We read in Luke 2:10-12, “In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.  Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and…

What Is God Calling You To Do This Christmas?

This week’s lesson teaches our preschoolers about God sending the angel who told Mary and Joseph about the impending birth of Jesus. Boy did that news change their lives. Can you imagine hearing news like that? That news was life-changing, not just for Mary and Joseph, but for all of us. That baby born so long ago came to save the world.  This news was enough to cause fear in both Mary and Joseph. God was calling them to something…

Keep Jesus The Center Of It All

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,” and “your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 Just like that, Thanksgiving is over. The turkey has been eaten. The naps have been taken. The football games have been watched. Here we are already in December. Christmas will be here before you know it. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get frustrated with the commercialism of Christmas. Take me back…

The Reason For The Season

Wow! Can you believe it is almost December? I know a lot of people are ready to say goodbye to 2020, but there is still one good thing left about this year. Before you tear that last page off of your calendar, let’s pause and celebrate Christmas. The way we celebrate may be different this year, but the why has not changed. December 25th will be here before we know it and it will be a time to celebrate the…

Give Thanks In Everything

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 2020 has shown to be a year of uncertainty. A year like no other. A year that keeps changing day by day, but we still have a lot to be thankful for. The Thanksgiving holiday is just days away, but what if we made being thankful and showing gratitude a way of life and not just one day we celebrate each November? 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells…

Children Are A Gift From God

This is my favorite time of the year. The upcoming holidays are an obvious reason for me to excitedly turn my calendar to November, but there is another event that has me looking forward to this Sunday. CrossRidge Church routinely has two Baby/Parent Dedication Services each year. Of course, 2020 had to make things different, so this Sunday will be our only opportunity to have this service this year.  Hannah is the perfect example of recognizing that children are a…

What Are You Thankful For?

Wow! Can you believe it is already November? What a great time to reflect on the many blessings God has poured out on us. I want to encourage you to print out the attached thankful acrostic and reflect on what you are thankful for. I will go first. Truth – I am truly thankful for God’s word and a Pastor that preaches truth week after week, even when it convicts me. “Teach me your way, Lord, and I will live…

The Calm In Our Storm

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Not too long ago I was traveling over a bridge during a storm. I could feel my car move in the wind as I tightened my knuckles around the steering wheel. I even felt a little knot in my stomach as I continued to drive.…