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Finding the Right Way Forward - Acts 16:6-10 1/6/2014

At the start of a new year – or a new phase of life – or a new relationship – or being in a new place, we may not be sure what lies ahead. With patience and with perseverance from us, the God who already knows it all perfectly will make his ... read more

The First Witnesses of the Good News – Luke 2:8-20 12/30/2013

God’s thoughts and God’s ways are not only higher than ours, they’re better. We would never have thought of any of these details of God’s plan because we would never have thought of the plan. We wouldn’t have thought humans like us were ... read more

The Baby Born in the Humblest of Circumstances – Luke 2:1-7 12/23/2013

The Savior of the world was born. A miracle? Certainly, but a miracle planned in the heart of God long before any of us were made, and wonderfully and powerfully carried out so that we might know him and find the joy and wonder of salvation. read more

Extraordinary Submission – Luke 1:34-38 12/16/2013

This study is about a young, Jewish girl from Galilee called Mary who trusted her heavenly Father and went forward with faith and confidence to do his will. The angel of God, Gabriel, has told Mary she will conceive a son. Her son, yes, but also ... read more

The Most Surprising Pregnancy in Human History – Luke 1:26-33 12/9/2013

Luke begins his gospel with a surprise pregnancy, the story of how Zechariah and Elizabeth came to have a baby even in their very old age. Now – from Jerusalem – Luke moves the story north to a modest-sized town called Nazareth, and another ... read more

Silenced by an Angel – Luke 1:18-25 12/2/2013

In many ways, the lesson in these verses is simple. There are moments when we do not respond well to God and we suffer because of that. But ultimately the God of grace still uses and blesses us and his will gets done. It is that straightforward, ... read more

God’s Best in God’s Time – Luke 1:5-17 11/25/2013

A baby who is not expected seems to be quite a common occurrence. But probably no surprise babies have been less expected than the two described in Luke chapter 1. One is Jesus, but first comes John, known later as John the Baptist. The first ... read more

The Key Test of Spirituality – 1 John 2:9-11 11/18/2013

John makes it very clear that big boasts, big desires and even big courage are not enough to prove spirituality. There has to be evidence that this Christian faith has taken deep root and is showing in day by day choices to love others. read more

The Command which is Old and New – 1 John 2:7-8 11/11/2013

“…The darkness is passing and the true light is already shining,” says John. Jesus has come, and he’s come deeply into the lives of those who read these words from John. Now, with the light, they see a new way and they have a new power to ... read more

Consistency Between Profession and Practice – 1 John 2:3-6 11/4/2013

We look for consistency between profession and practice, between words and deeds, between what we say we believe and what we do with our lives. John, writing to the early Christians, saw consistency as essential for every Christian. read more