Every year in the month of December there is a groundswell of emotion that circles the globe. Stores begin to play christmas music, radios start broadcasting programs that center around a uplifting and joyful spirit. People begin to look up from their busy lives and to recognize that relationships and community are important. Continue reading Singing a New Song
Early signs of the festive occasion are seen when “nations from all over the world seek out a tree from the forest and cut it down with an axe and decorate it with silver and gold.” (Jeremiah 10)
Hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars are spent seeking out the perfect gifts to be able to celebrate this day called Christmas.
But is the day we know as Christmas really the day of Jesus’ birth? Do we know?
It must be acknowledged that the writers of the Gospels did not provide us with an exact date of the event. However, are there biblical clues that give us insight and understanding when this would have occurred.
We will look at 5 key areas that help us pinpoint the time of Jesus’ birth. Continue reading So this is Christmas
Isaiah 46:4: “And even to your old age I am he; and even to grey hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” Continue reading Even to Old Age
Ezekiel 12:2 says, “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.”
Living in todays world has created a lifestyle where the worlds information is at your fingertips. It has been found that the average American consumes 12 hours of information per day – OUTSIDE of work.
“Between the dawn of civilization through 2003 about 5 exabytes of information was created. Now, that much information is created every 2 days.” (Eric Schmidt – Former Google CEO)
We are connected now more than we have ever been, with communication happening every moment of the day. However, people today are more blind and unable to hear real truth.
Have you ever stopped and asked the question;
“Why do people not SEE the truth?” Or with truth so readily available, “Why do people not HEAR truth.”
In the English language we have two words – To Hear, and To Obey. In english these two concepts are separate words. To hear means to hear words. To obey means to do action.
In Hebrew, there is only one word for both concepts of hearing and doing, “Shema.”
Shema is the foundation to an obedient and faithful life in Christ. Continue reading Samuel – “Can You Hear Me Now?”