History of Christmas

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. Although many of the traditions associated with Christmas and even the day on which is celebrated have pagan origins. Most likely Christ was not born on December 25th. The weather conditions at that time of the year would have made it unlikely Mary & Joseph would … Continue reading History of Christmas

It Has Been an Adventure

Music has always been important to me. Songs often transport be back to another time and place. Today as we were singing Wherever He Lead's I'll Go I was transported back to a hot summer night at a Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center in south-eastern Oklahoma.  It was at this camp that I begin to … Continue reading It Has Been an Adventure

Holy Week 2011: Saturday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wil0PBylyW0 The Victor By Keith Green Swallowed into earth's dark womb Death has triumphed That's what they say But try to hold Him in the tomb The Son of Life Rose on the third day Look! The gates of hell They're falling Crumbling from the inside out He's bursting through The walls with laughter (Hah!) … Continue reading Holy Week 2011: Saturday

Holy Week 2011: Wednesday

 1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 … Continue reading Holy Week 2011: Wednesday

Holy Week 2011: Tuesday

 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  John 3:16-17 NIV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OFwy93NfNs In Christ … Continue reading Holy Week 2011: Tuesday

Holy Week: Monday

 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,  he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We … Continue reading Holy Week: Monday

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Luke describes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. The attitude of the crowd on Sunday is quite different from what it will be on Friday. Jesus is greeted with praise and honor. On Friday, the cheers have turned to jeers and cursing.  As I was reading through Luke I … Continue reading Palm Sunday