JESUS, UNWRAPPED

. . . an she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger . . . (Luke 2:7) Over the centuries, Christmas has become a very complicated celebration. On that first Christmas, the Gift was wrapped in strips of cloth and placed...

WASTE MANAGEMENT

While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with a jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head . . . When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume...

THE MASTER’S CARD

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.                           Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing love, O...

GRACE IN PLACE

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000004623 StartFragment:0000000503 EndFragment:0000004606 John 1: 9-14, 16-18 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did...

CHEQUE POINTS

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared...

BATTLE-READY

The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one prophet through who we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophecies anything good about me, but always bad.” (1 Kings 22:8) The king speaking here is Ahab — far from...