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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6 Words That Got My Attention

It was Friday, February 6, 2015. I was cleaning up in my kitchen while the kids were scurrying around the living room after breakfast.  As I moved about putting away dishes and scraping Cheerios off the floor, I was battling in my mind – frustrations, pressures, the cares of the world.  I caught myself going down that road of self-focus and literally, slammed my hand down on the counter and said “Ok, enough.” We were leaving soon to go to intercessory prayer, which happens every Friday morning, and I thought “Is this how I’m going to prepare to meet with you, God?” Fed up with myself for entertaining distracting and defeating thoughts, I shook my head and said, “God, what’s on your mind?”

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