Christmas Begins With Christ: A Christmas Greeting

savior_of_the_worldNo doubt, since before Thanksgiving, you have already heard many times, “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Happy Holidays,” “Merry Christmas” and the many other phrases related specifically to this season of year.  Admittedly, this is and should be a joyful time of year.  But for many, many, it may not be.  For others it may be a ridiculous time of year.  And still for others, Christmas may be just what we make of it.  Yet, we need to remember...Read the full article here.

Easter or Ishtar?

IshtarBy Debra Jack, Sr. Leader, NBCF.

Have you ever wondered about the connection between the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Easter Bunny?  How about all the trappings of “Easter”?  Is the word “Easter” in the Bible?   If you’re curious –Click here

When You’re At a Standstill

When You're At A StandstillWhen You’re At A Standstill

by Debra Jack

In my own life there have been plenty of standstills.  I believe that many, many of us are at standstills.  You may be at a standstill in an important decision you need to make, in your job, in your finances, in general life direction, in an important relationship, in a critical decision…continue reading here: StandStill

Chosen to Break the Silence

Breaking the Silence“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the LORD.”—Luke 2:11

This Heaven-sent announcement was first spoken to a small band of shepherds who were out in their fields keeping watch over their flock by night.  At this time in history, shepherds were considered to be lower-class citizens.  They were at the bottom of rung on the social ladder.  Yet an “angel stood before them, and the glory of the LORD shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.” (Luke 2:9 NASB)

So why did this miraculous announcement come to them at all? Why not to the priests and kings?  Who were these shepherds that they should be eyewitnesses of God’s glory from Heaven and receive history’s greatest birth announcement ever?

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The Resurrection of Grace

By Senior Minister, Debra Jack

Jesus is alive!  His resurrection is not merely a philosophical renaissance of His ideas and teachings–He was literally raised from the dead!  The power of God exploded inside that tomb, reconnected Jesus’ spirit with His dead body, flooded His corpse with life, and He rose from the dead!  So much power was released behind the sealed entrance of His tomb that the earth itself reverberated and shuddered from the explosion.  Then an angel rolled the stone from the entrance to the tomb, and Jesus physically walked through the door of that tomb, ALIVE!

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