Who are you? How do you feel about who you are? Sometimes the answer to that the later question is not too positive. Sometimes it's downright awful. Sometimes we don't feel very good about ourselves at all. But the better question is, who does God say that we are? As we read God's Word, I think we find the answer to be very different and much more positive.
Is prayer the first thing we do or the last thing we do when life happens? Is there space for God in our prayer life? How much space do we and God need for prayer? How and what should we pray about? James gives us some direction in making space for Prayer in our lives.
God is a generous God. He gives us His Grace as a free gift, despite our failures. God is generous to us because He loves us. As followers of Jesus, we are called to be like God, including having a generous heart. But in order to have a generous heart on a consistent basis, we must have space for God in our budgets. Todays message considers what making space for God in our budgets looks like.
Strong churches begin with Strong Families. What role does God play in your family? Is there space for Him? What should that space be? Listen to Making Space for God in Our Homes and hear some ideas of what space for God in our family looks like.
The beautiful carol, Away in a Manger, includes a phrase that we may sometimes overlook - "the little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head." Jesus was indeed a beautiful baby, as all newborns are. But He was also much more than a sweet young infant. He was, and still is, the Lord. What does that mean to us, Jesus is Lord? Is he the Lord of your life?
Today's carol begins with the call, "O Come All Ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant." But what if you don't feel very faithful, joyful or triumphant? Does that mean you can't come and adore the baby Jesus? Listen to our message and discover who God calls to come to Him and what He will do for us when we do come, no matter our spiritual state.
The beautiful carol, O Holy Night, tells us that there was thrill of hope on the way in which the weary world could rejoice. Things were pretty bleak in the world the night Jesus was born. But morning was coming! Rejoicing would soon be possible, not just the night Jesus was born, but in our dark times too.