In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them,“Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.- Luke 2:8–14 (more…)
What is Advent?
The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is:
• the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent.
• the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent.
Advent is much more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. Advent is a season of preparation. Not only is Advent about preparing to celebrate the first coming of Christ as a baby, but it’s also about preparing for Christ’s second coming as judge. In Advent we are reminded that the Christmas story began thousands of years before the birth of Jesus, with the people of Israel. In Advent we are reminded that the Christmas story is not over; Jesus will return. (more…)
Have you ever wondered who created time and why?
I have thought a lot about who created time and why, over the years, so recently I did what anybody would do, I Googled it and this is what I found:
The origin of time is unknown, It is however expressed by scientists as the indefinite and continued progress of events. Astronomers have over the years established that time is atomic. – Ask.com
So there you have it. Kind of a letdown isn’t it?
Actually I did find out that I am not alone in my pondering. Men have perpetually puzzled over the question of time. Surprisingly enough many scientists believe, like the Bible teaches, that time originated at the moment of creation.
So in my pondering here are some conclusions I have come to.
It’s been a week of; great loss and devastation, a roller coaster of emotions, miracles, an epic outpouring of care and concern and stunning images of love captured for the world to see. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and this week we would all agree. The images of the devastation in Moore, Oklahoma have been seared into our hearts and minds. There are no words to describe the photos.
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Do you ever feel like the news is NEVER good?
The terror in Boston, MA. The explosions in West, TX. The poison Ricin that was mailed to the President and a Congressman. North Korea threatening, Syria falling, and Iran going nuclear. Everywhere you turn it seems someone has a serious illness, is getting laid off, or is losing their home. Each day seems to bring fresh reasons for fear. Fear may have even taken a foothold in your life.
The real question is, can you even imagine a life without fear? Fear will always be a part of our life, but it doesn’t have to control us. In Jesus, we have the all powerful, sovereign Lord over all creation and all of life’s circumstances.
If you have ever gasped for breath, been paralyzed unable to move forward in life or felt the hair on your neck stand on end as the result of having been gripped by fear’s icy fingers, please continue reading in order to break free from fears or to help someone else break free. Click here to read more — > http://goo.gl/KN63D