Where will you flee? Matthew 2:13-23 Devotional

Flight to Egypt

The Bible doesn’t whitewash the ugly truth of human power and wickedness. That’s the world Jesus was born – the world he came to rescue – but his mission was in danger from the first. Our savior needed to survive. The evil king Herod was drunk with power and paranoia, ready to murder a village … Read more

“He will save his people” Matthew 1:18-25 Devotional on the Birth of Jesus Christ

"He will save his people" Matthew 1:18-25 Devotional on the Birth of Jesus Christ

Matthew 1 is wonderful, tradition inspiring narrative: a miraculous pregnancy the suspicious fiance an angelic messenger the single powerful name of JESUS The promise of Christmas is the promise of the Good News. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from … Read more

“Greater than John the Baptist” Matthew 11:2-11 Devotional

Christians are supposed to be humble. And happy with the situation that God has bestowed upon them. But in this passage, Jesus allows a hint of ambition for anyone who is following the way of the old rugged cross. Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than … Read more

Why Do I Feel So Angry All the Time?

Lately it seems like my life is unraveling and negative emotions are getting the best of me. Because of job stress, a rebellious teenager, and the constant worry about finances, even the good things in my life seem to be turning sour. As a Christian, I know what scripture teaches about our different emotions and … Read more

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