Hank on the Beach

It was after six in the evening. Hank was relaxing on the beach enjoying the cool sea breeze and the sunshine. He wondered if he would hear from Ede. He hadn't been able to stop thinking about her since they met on Friday. As he walked past the store, he noticed her standing behind the …

Christmas is About Jesus

Behind and above Pastor Williams hung a large projection screen with an image of Jesus with the heading, Christmas is About Jesus. "Christmas is not about Santa Claus; it is not about buying and exchanging gifts; it is not about having a big meal with your family. Christmas is about God's love for mankind. John …

Misguided Service

I was reading my Sabbath school quarterly on my phone one afternoon and there was a section which talked about misguided service.  Many of us tend to let our service for Jesus getin the way of our relationship with Him.  We are so busy feeding people, ministering to them, witnessing to them that we don't …

The Birth of Jesus Christ

“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” - Luke 2:14 The most wonderful event in history occurred one night in the city of David.  Mary gave birth to her first Child, a Son.  She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid Him in the manger because there …

Mary Said Yes!

Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” - Luke 1:38 When the angel, Gabriel appeared to a young virgin named, Mary, in the town of Nazareth and told her that she would have a Son, she found the news astonishing seeing that she had …

The Virgin Mother

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel - Isaiah 7:14 The mere fact that a virgin will give conceive and give birth to a Son, is in of itself a miracle.  This is humanly impossible.  Even Mary marveled.  …

For This Reason…

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work - 1 John 3:8, NIV When it comes to the meaning of Christmas, we always think of the nativity scene with Joseph, Mary and Jesus in the manger with the cattle lowing.  We think of the  angels who  appeared to the shepherds …

In the Midst

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you - Isaiah 43:2 The Christian life is not about the absence of sorrow, suffering, pain and trials but …

Cause of Death

He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces - Isaiah 25:8 Less than a  month after our son died, we found out that the cause of death was a "sudden acute severe Asthma attack."  The attack was so sudden that nothing could have prevented …

Gifts From the East

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him" - Matthew 2:2 Wise Men from the East traveled all the way to Jerusalem to see the King of the Jews.  They didn't know where exactly to find Him.  …

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