There's a word we've seen way too much over the past few years: blessed. "I got a new car! #blessed" ... "I got into Yale! #blessed" ... "I got an engagement ring! #blessed" When things are going good for you, you feel blessed. When your boss is giving you promotions...
A few years ago, some scientists at UC Berkeley conducted a series of experiments. In the first experiment, they put some rats in a tub of water, and forced the rats to swim until they were exhausted and finally slipped under the water. They found that the rats could...
Quick - what are the best two words you can think of? Free Pupus. Test Negative. North Swell. All good suggestions. Each belongs in the top ten, for sure. But let me try out two more words on you: But God. Wait — I know what you’re thinking. The second word is exactly...
Many of us pray with other people: we pray at church on Sunday mornings, we pray with our community group, we pray with our family before dinner. But how much time do we spend alone with God, depending on him?
It had been 400 years since anyone’s heard the voice of God, and then out of the blue it came out of the sky like thunder: “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
The story of Christmas is that God had to keep lowering himself as much as possible so he could be as approachable as possible.
Jesus came for dysfunctional people like us. He descended from the dregs of society, so he can handle whatever we throw at him.
When God gave us his son Jesus, he was basically saying, “You losers can’t deal with life any other way!” That’s a pretty offensive gift.
This time of year we call the Christmas season has only been around for about 100 years. Before that, we celebrated Advent.
God’s taking you to the top of a mountain. How do you get there?