Articles | December 2015

  • Past-Present-Future

    Devotionals | December 30, 2015

    The God of eternity is present in our midst. Jesus has come from the Father and poured out the Spirit into our hearts. Our union with Christ means that we are forever secure, already at home in the heavenlies, and in constant touch with the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. He is at work to redeem every aspect of our lives, transforming us by the power of His Spirit at work within us. Trust Him today with your past, present, and future.

  • Pack Up, Make Room

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | December 29, 2015

    One of my Christmas traditions happens after the holiday hustle and bustle has calmed down. I anticipate the peace and quiet after the constant stream of seasonal visitors have gone home, and I’ve run out of creative ways to serve ham and turkey leftovers.

  • Meditate on His Unfailing Love

    Devotionals | December 28, 2015

    Every new day, every new week and month and year, moves us into the future that God has for His people. We are caught up in the flow of His work in the world. What does the future hold for us? We never fully know. God is at work in ways seen and unseen, bringing all things together for His glory and our eternal good. Today, this day, choose to meditate on His love, let it fill your heart and head until it overflows through you.

  • Never Ending Praise

    Devotionals | December 25, 2015

    All that God had set in motion from before the beginning of the world unfolds in the birth of a child. He is here! Jesus, Savior, Immanuel, the Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Son of Man, the Righteous One. Because of Him, the night skies were filled with angels, shepherds hurried to see, Mary and Joseph were propelled from obscurity onto the pages of Scripture, and countless lives have never been the same. Are you one of them? Celebrate His birth!

  • Believing is Seeing

    Devotionals | December 24, 2015

    Mary knew about believing the Lord’s promises. For nine months before Jesus’ birth, she trusted God to sort out all of the details surrounding Gabriel’s announcement. She traveled to see Zechariah and Elizabeth, she told Joseph and her parents what the angel had said. She watched how they responded even as she felt the signs of new life take shape within her. With each breath she trusted God, she saw His faithfulness, and she placed her trust in Him. His promises to her proved true.

  • Heather Day

    The Miracle of Christmas: God with Us

    Blog | Heather Day | December 23, 2015

    There I sat in the family waiting room, an obvious outsider somehow dropped into this deeply personal moment. Not knowing what else to do, I made small talk with the four young girls, just trying to keep them calm as best as I knew how. When their mom walked in with the chaplain not far behind, we all knew what was coming; in the course of one afternoon, their lives would be changed forever. A father, a husband, taken.

    In the midst of the shock and grief, I was astounded at my friend’s unshakable confidence.

  • Chris and Karin were a "power" couple with Chris dreaming of becoming a PGA golfer and Karin chasing her dream of becoming a CEO. God, however, had different plans. In 2002 Chris and Karin Conlee launched Highpoint Church in Memphis,TN,  and have been serving the Memphis community ever since. In this podcast they share their journey of abandoning their dreams in order to follow God's dream for their lives. 

    Both Chris and Karin are passionate about serving the least and making Jesus - the friend of sinners - known to everyone they encounter. 
  • Let His Light Shine

    Devotionals | December 23, 2015

    Many people think of holidays as anything but ‘holy days.’ Yet holidays provide opportunities to create God-centered celebrations and memories whose impact will linger far into the future. Don’t rush into or hurry past these opportunities. Let God’s presence infuse this holiday season with eternal significance. Take time to gain His perspective, focus on the people in front of you, and express God’s love to others.

    We love because he first loved us.—1 John 4:19

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