The blessings of Bethlehem don’t fly up to the mighty on the mountaintops, but flow downward into the valleys flooded with the tears of the mourners—from Bethlehem to Sandy Hook.
Ebenezer Scrooge had a hard time grasping and embracing the spirit and message of Christmas. The rich and self-sufficient always do. Their own personal kingdoms loom so large that they have a hard time making room for God’s Kingdom—and all the poor and lowly riff-raff to whom it belongs.
The Bethlehem Revolution is for all who find themselves at the end of their rope; for those who have hit the wall; for all who have climbed to the top of the ladder only to be pushed off, and can’t find the strength to start climbing again.
Sometimes God calms the storm, but other times the ship goes down. We need to represent Christ in either case.
Will the American church heed the Trumpet blast, or be animated instead by Trump’s twitter blasts?
A Memorial Weekend service with a message focusing on the meaning and significance of the Ascension of Christ
This is part 3 of “Apocalypse Now”, a sermon series on the Book of Revelation. Jeremy draws out key themes of Rev. 5 & 6 – the centering vision of the entire book – while drawing inspiration from local sites of his hometown.
Christianity’s Biggest Challenge Comes from Realists. Christianity believes the kingdom has been inaugurated; realists don’t.
Oh, Prince of Peace, help your people to establish your reign of shalom in our war torn world. Use your Body, the global church, to obliterate the dividing walls of hostility we have erected.
To all God’s beloved living in the United States today, Paul would write urging us, like the church in ancient Rome, to be a set-apart people, setting up little beachheads of Christ’s eternal kingdom right here and now in the swamp of partisan politics and idolatrous nationalistic sentiment.
Why are so many Christians caught up in the goings-on at Caesar’s palace on the week our hearts and minds should be making their way to Bethlehem’s manger?