Mary Had a Little Lamb! “This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12) The shepherds who were in the fields watching their flocks that night were terrified when the angel of the Lord suddenly appeared. Then… Read More
The Resurrection Changes Everything!
If you had checked the real estate section of the Jerusalem Reporter that week, you might have seen the following ad: Hand-chiseled tomb for sale. Beautiful garden setting. Condition: excellent. Used: only three days. Jesus’ battered body had been prepared for burial. Then He was laid in a borrowed tomb. … Read More
Refreshing at the Well
Each of us at one time or another has made the comment, “That was really refreshing.” What refreshes you? A drink of cold water on a hot day? A good night’s rest? An encouraging word from a friend? Refreshment means different things to different people. In the Scriptures, the word refresh is sometimes translated rest. In Matthew 11:28,… Read More
And He shall be called . . .
Some of the first questions asked of new parents are, “What is his name.” “What are you going to call him?” For the virgin-born baby lying in a manger, that question had been answered centuries earlier. The Prophet Isaiah proclaimed Israel’s promised Messiah. Therefore the Lord Himself will give you… Read More
Who is the first person you contact when you’re excited about something? Or, when you’re sad? Or, when you need someone to pray for you? Who are your best friends? The ones you like to talk to on the phone? The ones who text you? Friendship is sweet. Good friends… Read More
The Day God Showed Up
Do you ever feel like you have been abandoned by God? That He isn’t listening when you pray? That He doesn’t care about what you are going through? Wouldn’t you love to have God show up in your life when you experience problems? We live in an increasingly godless society,… Read More