Posts from January 2016

Posts from January 2016

GOOD HABITS

Luke tells us that Jesus “went to Nazareth where He had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day He went into the synagogue, as was His custom…” We find similar statements throughout the four Gospels.  Each worship day, Jesus could be found in some synagogue or at the temple in Jerusalem.   Christ did not stand aloof from the family of believers, gathering only with the…

“LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION”

At the very outset of His earthly ministry, our Savior is locked in deadly embrace with Satan.  The Hero born of woman takes on the dark powers in the wilderness temptation. Christ, our sinless Substitute, was tempted and overcame.  All this He did for us.  He credits His victory over Satan to our account. What a comfort for you and me.  We have caved so often to the evil…

SOMETHING TO WARM US UP

January is what it is in Wisconsin…generally cold and dark.  Even those of us who cherish the change of seasons are eager to see the days grow warmer and longer. Here in the cold and dark of winter we mark the ancient and time-honored season of Epiphany.  There is something in this season of Epiphany that warms us up and brightens our gloomy hearts. The word “epiphany”…