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  • December 7, 2023

    READ: LUKE 1:26-56 At the time of Jesus’s birth, most Jews would have known the prophecies concerning the coming Messiah, including a young virgin from the town of Nazareth named Mary. Then one day, the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that God was going to bring the Messiah into the world…through her. [...]

  • April 11, 2023

    Christianity is based on faith in Jesus and the factual, historical events of His life, death, and resurrection. Because of eyewitness reports, we can know these things really happened in time and space. Without the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christianity would be nothing but fairy tales. It would be nothing more than humanity's attempt [...]

  • April 10, 2023

    On Good Friday, many Christians remember how Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Then on Easter Sunday, we celebrate Jesus's resurrection—how He rose from the grave, defeating sin and death forever! On Monday, lots of people resume everyday life—going back to school, friends, homework, part-time jobs, sports—but Easter is not the end of [...]

  • February 23, 2023

    One day, I was paging through my Bible and stopped on the book of Habakkuk. I had never read this book in the minor prophets before, and I found it fascinating. Habakkuk was a prophet in Judah who loved God. He would pray often, and one day he was crying out to God about the [...]

  • December 24, 2022

    The night started just like any other night. A clear, star-lit sky. Sheep sleeping in the field. The shepherds finishing their evening meal around the campfire. Quiet talk about families and the price of wool. But this was no ordinary night. . An angel of God coming to proclaim the coming of the Messiah, and [...]

  • November 19, 2022

    When life is busy, our minds are constantly full of things we have to do, places we have to go, and people we have to see. It's very easy to find ourselves becoming a little self-centered. We never intended to live in our own little worlds, but that's what life seems to demand right now. [...]

  • November 10, 2022

    Have you ever witnessed an incredible storm? These amazing forces of nature can be mind-blowing—and dangerous. One of Jesus's well-known miracles happened in this context. Because of the hills surrounding the Sea of Galilee, this body of water was prone to sudden storms with fierce winds. When Jesus's disciples were taking a boat to the [...]

  • July 17, 2022

    In the book of Acts, there is an account of Peter being rescued from prison by God. After an angel guided him out of the prison, Peter went to a house where fellow believers were praying for his release from an unjust stay in the Roman jail. This account also tells of a girl named [...]

  • December 22, 2021

    Every Christmas, I hear about the “wise men” coming to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus as recorded in Matthew 2. But why is this historical event important? Who were the wise men and how did they play a key role in the Christmas drama? Let's take a closer look at the wise men. The Bible [...]

  • December 11, 2021

    Let's face it relationships can be hard. Maybe you and your mom had another fight and you both used harsh words that hurt the other person. Maybe your best friend won't talk to you and you don't know why. When relationships are good, life seems to be good, but when relationships go bad, life seems [...]