December 1st                       Merry Christmas! Pastor Dave

One thing our family likes to do—after Thanksgiving—is to ‘immerse’ ourselves in Christmas stuff. We listen to Christmas music, put up the decorations, get out our Christmas devotional books, start making cookies, and so on. One of the things we like best is to sit around and watch Christmas movies. I have several favorites: TheContinue reading “December 1st                       Merry Christmas! Pastor Dave”

Peace On Earth

The angels said it “Glory to God in the Highest, and Peace on Earth, good will to men on whom His favor rests”. (Luke 2:14) They said that this ‘Peace’ was bound together with the birth of the Savior, Christ the Lord…Jesus. So…that was 2,000+ years ago…where is the Peace On Earth?   There seemsContinue reading “Peace On Earth”

Joseph’s Story

Joseph. Not much is known about him, but he must have been someone ‘special’ too. Special, in that the Lord knew he would listen and follow. The Lord knew that he was a righteous man. The Lord knew he would follow through. What do we know about him? He was ‘righteous’ (Matthew 1:19) He wasContinue reading “Joseph’s Story”

The Baby Changes Everything!

“I am the Lord’s servant” (Luke 1:38) -It’s a great way for us to answer Him when He calls to us also! The baby changed everything for Mary, but He’s still changing everything for us who get to know Him by faith. Many of us have a ‘story’ of how we came to faith inContinue reading “The Baby Changes Everything!”

Rest…and MIGHT!

Church songs have often been ‘stuffy’ over the years. This is not a new phenomenon–more that 500 years ago, church songs–even about Christmas–were serious and somber, and there was little that the ‘everyday man’ could do about it. They had no power to change “The Church”. So, what did they do? They started to writeContinue reading “Rest…and MIGHT!”

Prince of Peace

Newsflash: This world is FULL of conflict! Strained relationships, tense work environments, bullies on the playground, governments at war…there are many examples of conflict all around us. Jesus comes to us as the “Prince of Peace” to change all that. “For a child is born to us,     a son is given to us. The governmentContinue reading “Prince of Peace”

Everlasting Father

Jesus, the Christ Child, is also “Everlasting Father”. How can it be that this little child was also ‘Father of Eternal Life’ for all who believe? The Father and the Son are One, together with the Spirit. It’s a paradox! It boggles the mind, yet the Scriptures make it clear that He existed before creation! “ChristContinue reading “Everlasting Father”

Wonderful Counselor!

We know from the Scriptures that Jesus–the Christ child–was the Son of God. But who is He…in your life? How has He shown Himself? For many of us, He is our Savior–the One who took the penalty for our sins and gave Himself in our place, so that the debt is “Paid In Full”! HeContinue reading “Wonderful Counselor!”

What’s It All About?

If you ask 10 people on the street what Christmas is all about, you’d probably get answers like this: “It’s about the children”, “It’s about giving”, “It’s about love”, “It’s about family”. Some, in their more unguarded moments, might say “It’s about the presents!” While some of these things are very good, and all ofContinue reading “What’s It All About?”