If you’re anything like me, you’re susceptible to allowing the busyness of the Christmas season to eclipse the significance of it.
That’s why Advent matters. It’s a way to create space in our minds and hearts for the good news we hear every Christmas-that God has wrapped Himself in human flesh and come near to us.
To help you and your family really celebrate Christmas this year, I’d like to offer these two suggestions:
1. Begin using this Advent Calendar today to bring the spirit of Christmas into your home.
2. Watchour family-friendly Advent kickoff
Imagine a world without tears. Revelation 21 gives us a vision of a future without pain or death–but how can we be sure it’s more than just a pipe dream? Because of what happened in the past. As we will see in Mark 5:21–6:6, Jesus conquered disease and death. As it was then, so it…
It is so common to think… “If Jesus really cared, He would not let my life be so hard.” “The window for Jesus to help me is long gone.” “My life is better without Jesus in it.” If you can relate, Jesus wants you to know that those statements are so far from being reality.…
Some of God’s most amazing miracles occur so slowly that you need time lapse photography to see them.
That’s why Mark 4:26-34 is such an encouraging passage. It gives us eyes to see what God is doing right now in and through us. I hope you’ll catch a glimpse of how God is working in your life as we study Mark’s Gospel.
Does the Bible ever confuse you?
Join the club. We’re all mystified at times by what God’s word says. But it’s what you do with your unanswered questions that reveals the health of your heart.
We’ll watch Jesus intentionally confuse people to expose their spiritual condition–and ours.
If there is a sin that makes forgiveness and intimacy with God impossible, what is it? If there is a deadline for repentance, when is it? In Mark 3:20-35, Jesus answers these haunting questions and shows even those who thought they were past the point of no return how to begin — or restore — a relationship with Him that is closer than family. Join us for this encouraging study — and invite a friend!
What is the one change you could make in your spiritual life that would make the biggest difference? We are going to study Mark 3:17-19, a passage in which everybody (even Jesus) changes, with nothing but great results. Whether you like change or dread it, I hope you will listen to this weeks message with…
Some people have very few positive things to say about religion. Jesus was one of them.
What did He have against religion? Why were his most heated conflicts with the most religious people around? And how can we follow Him without becoming religious?
We’ll find out this Sunday at White Pine.
Scripture says that when we’re in trouble, God is an ever-present help. But sometimes we feel the opposite, don’t we? When we need Him most, He seems a million miles away. You may have a friend who is feeling that way right now. Suffering has done a number on their faith. How can you help…
In your relationship with Jesus, who’s the boss? This Sunday at White Pine, we will be studying together a passage of Scripture (Mark 1:14-45) in which Jesus acts kind of, well, bossy. But this passage also teaches us things about Jesus that make His authority attractive rather than offensive. I hope you will listen to…