Seasonal

Almond Blossoms – Manifesting God’s Kingdom

By Ruth McMillan Mayfield

One of the first signs of spring in Jerusalem is the bursting forth of almond blossoms. The flowers are a joyful reminder to most of the Lord’s faithful rebirth in the earth each spring. The beautiful flower laden branches cheer the soul as they catch the brilliant spring sunlight and dance as the warming breezes…

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Do You Celebrate Christmas?

By Danny Parkes

“Honey,” I said to my wife, “I spoke with pastor Mark and he said they have a place for a security guard. He said they would pay him a dollar a day.” Of course, I was telling my wife what I had said to pastor Mark IN A DREAM which happened during the last few…

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Foolishness and Power

By Danny Parkes

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18) I have some very disturbing news. And I mean it. This news is so disturbing that it shakes the very depths of me. It cuts through…

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The Power of the Word of God

By Teun De Ruiter

The power of the Word of GodMessage for Advent 2003Rev. T. J. de Ruiter, The Netherlands It is no myth As I read Luke 1:37, “No word with God shall be without power,” in the ‘Amplified Version’ of the Bible, one of the most intimate, miraculous and important passages of the whole Bible is opened…

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Where Is the Baby?

By Wilf Wight

If there is a story that flags our attention, it is the news of a missing child. Editors know that they can run stories of abducted children in newsprint and television for much longer than other tragedies without growing stale. Witness the persistence this fall in the media of the case of the young girl…

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The Promises of Christmas

By Stephen Dube

Hi Everyone, Christmas is quickly bearing down on us again this year! Soon it will be over and many will miss out again on the Promises that Christmas brings and offers. Christmas is the celebration of God coming into our world. The very first Christmas was the fulfillment of a promise made for thousands of…

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What’s “Good” About Good Friday?

By Stephen Dube

“Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) Many years ago (well not TOO many), I used to work in a hospital cafeteria. Over break one day, someone asked, “Why is it called Good Friday”? To which there was a prompt reply by someone else, “Because we get…

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The Night Before Christmas

By Charlie Baker

‘Twas the night before Christmas and into the TownCame a husband and wife of little renown.They came for the taxing and lodging they soughtBut room at the Inn just couldn’t be bought. The wife, ‘though quite tired, knew she would be blessedFor, soon, Baby Jesus would feed at her breast,So when room was found in…

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Present

By David McConnell

I have always tried to find a gift that is the most special present one could receive at Christmas. The one present that will make that person smile the biggest, give the warmest thank you, hug your neck till your eyes poke out and your head pops off. The present that will be remembered and…

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Ways to Celebrate On October 31st

By Danny Parkes

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) Ways in which a person may celebrate God’s goodness on October 31st: 1. First, remember that you are not celebrating the day itself, but rather the Lord’s goodness on this day. Remember that the Bible says…

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