Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

God’s Gift to Us

The Gift of God with Us During these days, we turn our thoughts and affections on God’s greatest gift to this world. We celebrate the gift of God with us. And we remember His birth and its place in God’s ultimate plan of redemption. John 1:11-14, KJV  He was in the world, and the world…

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Seeing Christmas Clearly By Dr. Bob Snyder

Are you ready to see Christmas Clearly? There many different ways we can begin to see thing in life, like Christmas, more clearly In elementary school, my teacher scraped the surface of a table onto a slide and placed the slide under the microscope. Creatures and debris invisible to my eye were exposed by the…

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Let’s Rescue Christmas By Kenneth G. Hodder

Here’s how we’re saving Christmas from COVID! As COVID-19 began to dominate headlines early this year, I knew requests for help would grow exponentially higher. But I confess that I underestimated the unprecedented impact it would have on every single aspect of our mission. We exist to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to…

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How Did You Celebrate Christmas? By Wes Willmer and Micah Hogan

Does God care how you celebrated Christmas? Christmas is almost all over now— except for the January blues of paying the bills. How did you do? How did you survive all the rushed shopping, social events, delayed shipping, and gift returns? For most of us, our Christmas celebrations end up being dominated by stuff, you…

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Song of Simeon By W. Scott Brown

Insights from Simeon, his song and unshakable faith. A biblical character who has captured my attention this Christmas season is Simeon. I find his faith remarkable, his obedience inspiring and his joy contagious. We learn of Simeon’s expectant devotion to God in the Gospel of Luke. Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon,…

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My Grown-Up Christmas List By Dr. Gary Hoag

What is on your grown-up Christmas list this year? One of my favorite contemporary Christmas songs is “My Grown-up Christmas List” made famous by Amy Grant. Hopefully it is familiar to you. Two sections of the lyrics always grip me: the chorus and the climax.  Consider the Chorus She leads into it with this statement:…

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He Entered Our World

He entered our world, a world He made; yet the world did not recognize Him. Even though He came to His own people, they refused to listen and receive Him. But for all who did receive and trust in Him, He gave them the right to be reborn as children of God; He bestowed this…

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God So Loved

…that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~John 3:16 Your staff at Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) is  grateful for the opportunity to equip and unite Christian leaders called to share the good news of Jesus Christ in this world. We witness each day how the work of over 6,200 CLA…

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Top 10 List of New Testament Givers and their Gifts

by Gary G. Hoag, PhD The context for my post today is the Christmas season when our thoughts focus on gift giving. Rather than direct your attention to purchasing a home entertainment system, the latest name brand clothing or the newest toys for girls and boys, I want to shift our gaze from this century…

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