• Immanuel—God Is With Us

    Posted December 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pitts

      Read | Matthew 1:18-25 Names have great significance in the Bible. Jesus was called Messiah in Hebrew, which is translated as Christ in Greek. Both of those terms designated Him as an anointed One who would become King. Immanuel was another important nam...

  • Spreading Light Throughout Your World

    Posted December 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pitts

    Read | Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12). He also said of His followers—which includes modern believers—“You are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14). Both statements are true because Christians act as lanterns...

  • The Light of the World

    Posted December 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pitts

    Read | John 1:1-5 The book of Malachi contains the last prophecies of God recorded in the Old Testament. The intertestamental period, as the next four centuries are known, was devoid of messages from God to His people. Zacharias—the father of John the Baptist—broke the 400-year s...

  • Thy goodness for the poor

    Posted December 26, 2014 by Dr Augustine Joseph

    "Thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor."Psalm 68:10 All God's gifts are prepared gifts laid up in store for wants foreseen. He anticipates our needs; and out of the fulness which he has treasured up in Christ Jesus, he provides of his goodness for the poor. You may trust him for a...

  • worthy

    Posted December 26, 2014 by Dr Augustine Joseph

    "Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy."Revelation 3:4 We may understand this to refer to justification. "They shall walk in white;" that is, they shall enjoy a constant sense of their own justification ...

  • I am with you always

    Posted December 26, 2014 by Dr Augustine Joseph

    "Lo, I am with you alway."Matthew 28:20 The Lord Jesus is in the midst of his church; he walketh among the golden candlesticks; his promise is, "Lo, I am with you alway." He is as surely with us now as he was with the disciples at the lake, when they saw coals of fire, and fish laid thereon and bre...

  • Last Adam

    Posted December 26, 2014 by Dr Augustine Joseph

    "The last Adam."1 Corinthians 15:45 Jesus is the federal head of his elect. As in Adam, every heir of flesh and blood has a personal interest, because he is the covenant head and representative of the race as considered under the law of works; so under the law of grace, every redeemed soul is one w...

  • The Smells Of The Stable

    Posted December 25, 2014 by Everton Bascoe

    Read: Luke 2:15-20 A stable? What a place to give birth to the Messiah! The smells and sounds of a barnyard were our Savior’s first human experience. Like other babies, He may even have cried at the sounds of the animals and the strangers parading around His temporary crib. If so, the...

  • Lasting Peace

    Posted December 24, 2014 by Everton Bascoe

    Read: Ephesians 2:13-19 On Christmas Eve 1914, during the First World War, the guns fell silent along a 30-mile stretch of the Western Front. Soldiers peered cautiously over the tops of trenches while a few emerged to repair their positions and bury the dead. As darkness fell, some German tr...

  • Christmas 2014

    Posted December 24, 2014 by Barbara Coupe

    As the countdown for Christmas is about to begin let us just think for a moment about this:What are YOU expecting from this Christmas day? Lots of presents? Good food? Family visiting? A peaceful day? A very busy day? A day filled with laughter or a day filled with tears?As the night turns to day an...