'Bethlehem' Tagged Posts

'Bethlehem' Tagged Posts

WAITING FOR GOD

You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker:  “Lord, give me patience…and give it to me right now!”  Patience is not our modern virtue. We drive our fast cars to the fast food restaurant so we can eat fast so we can get to the next meeting – fast.  On average, we are living longer, but we seem to have less time. Despite our modern conveniences – water,…

PARADISE LOST…PARADISE REGAINED

Long ago two partners in crime sat in the bushes.  They had a different look in their eyes that day. Nervously, their trembling fingers sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.  Now they were filled with shame – something they had never felt before. They had no peace, no joy, no hope.  It was a case of paradise lost. Every son of Adam and every daughter of Eve since…

THE ANTI-CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN – HERE WE GO AGAIN

Christmas is upon us and here we go again – the anti-Christmas campaign. This year, a principal in Nebraska recently stirred the pot by outlawing candy canes in school because “historically, the shape is a ‘J’ for Jesus.” This month, Newsweek carries the story of Eric Sprankle, Psy.D, an associate…

THE PROOF OF LOVE

A fellow named Don Richardson spent some frustrating years as a missionary among the Sawi tribe in New Guinea.   The gospel of God’s love and forgiveness held little appeal to the Sawi, for they held up deceit as the highest virtue.  They saw no reason to change their cruel and cannibalistic ways.   In fact, when Richardson told them the story of Jesus, the Sawi looked…

PARADISE LOST…PARADISE REGAINED

Long ago two partners in crime sat in the bushes.  They had a different look in their eyes that day.  Nervously, their trembling fingers sewed fig leaves together to cover their bodies.  Now they were filled with shame – something they had never felt before.  They had no peace, no joy, no hope.  It was a case of paradise lost. Every son of Adam and every daughter of Eve…