For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that counts is faith working through love. (Galatians 5:6)

Earlier this week, I wrote about one of the great privileges of being a minister: officiating …

 

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command …

 

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and …

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. (John 3:16)

I love my wife. I love my children. I love …

 

In that region, there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. …

 

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if …

 

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you …

 

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 13:13)

 

Everybody is familiar with the words of the Apostle Paul found in his letter to the church in Corinth. …

 

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:8)

We drive right by the evidence that God can help us. Creation shouts at us every day, but we miss the message. We …

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)   Hope is a key ingredient in the recipe of Advent. The season of anticipating the birth of Christ reveals the God who helps and saves.  …