Drawing Closer to Jesus Through His Names

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Isaiah 9:6 tells us Jesus will be called by many names, including Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. Many Christians skim over these names, assuming they are only natural because Jesus is able to do and be anything. When studied, though, each name reveals unique characteristics of Jesus. Wonderful Counselor There is nothing wrong with attending earthly counseling if you need it, but Jesus is the ultimate Counselor. The Hebrew word […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience, Kindness, Goodness

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For many, Christmas shopping means long lines, rude cashiers, and pushy people. Shoppers stand in line praying for patience, wishing for kindness from the cashiers, and goodness from the other shoppers. For them, it will take the intervention of a supernatural power for them to survive. Believers have the Holy Spirit as a guide and are in possession of Fruit of the Spirit. One attribute of the Fruit of the Spirit is patience. It is […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace

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The Christmas season usually brings out the best in people. They are nicer, more giving, more tolerant. People are greeting people on the streets as if they have known them for years because during this season there are no strangers. All are united under glow of the seasonal lights and smiles. The music of Christmas and the colors of Christmas permeate an air of love and goodwill. There is nothing like it. Unfortunately, these feelings […]

Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas

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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 With each passing year, many of us say we’re going to slow down and focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Between our busy schedules and long to-do lists, however, this may get lost in the mix. […]

Share the Love of Christ This Season With These 5 Ideas

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“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39 Christmas is an appropriate time to share in meaningful traditions […]

3 Ways to Connect With Family and Friends Through Christ This Christmas

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“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 Connecting with family and friends is one of the hallmarks of Christmas, but sometimes the season can tempt us with the notion that we’re alone. Establishing a connection with our loved ones through […]

Want to Invite Others to Church This Christmas? Here’s How!

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“Go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19 During the Christmas season, we’re up to our ears in last minute preparations: wrapping gifts, making cookies, and coordinating plans with our friends and loved ones. In all the rush, we often forget the Christmas season is a perfect time to bring others to church to receive the word of Christ. But how do we extend an invitation to worship? It may seem like an unnerving […]