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  • God with us
    His with-ness is shaping our witness
    The book of Matthew begins with a series of stories; actually it begins with a series of names, but Matthew’s readers would know the stories of those names. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Hezekiah, and Manasseh are...
  • The greatest Christmas gift: 'For to us a child is born, to us a son is given'
    The greatest Christmas gift: 'For to us a child is born, to us a son is given'
    Is it really all about me and all about us?We need. We want. We covet. We sin."Sin" may not be a politically correct word, but it has been part of the human experience for thousands of years. Sin is when we give things a higher order in...
  • "Call Him Immanuel (Which Means "God With Us") Matthew 1:23
    "Call Him Immanuel (Which Means “God with Us”) Matthew 1:23
    “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call himImmanuel” (which means “God with us”).(Matthew 1:23)God is supernatural. He is said to be mysterious. His ways are above our ways. His thoughts are...
  • Rainbow
    What the name Immanuel teaches about God
    The name Immanuel represents the fullness of God's presence that the name Yahweh implies. Translated "God is with us," this name ascribed to Jesus is the complete revelation of God as the one who relates to his people. Even before...
  • Christmas
    What's So Unique About Christmas?
    Christmas comes each year like clockwork. This American tradition can confuse even middle-eastern folks about its origins. Worcester churches and homes are decked to welcome the season, with Santas everywhere.Christmas celebrations are indeed...
  • O Come Immanuel Hope of Israel
    O Come Immanuel the Hope of Israel
    Throughout the ages of time, as the scriptures foretold and as History confirms, nearly every nation, in every century, where the Jewish people lived in exile, they have suffered and have been the object of persecution more than any other people...
  • Christmas Presents
    Gift ideas from the Christmas story: Idea #1 the gift of Immanuel
    The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is in full swing.A trip to the local mall assures the shopper, time is running short to get those gifts bought. Reading or watching the national news, rise in the unemployment rate and drop in the...