Christmas is that time of year when Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Sadly, many people celebrate Christmas, and have no idea why they celebrate Christmas or who Christmas is really all about! Many people think Christmas is all about The Big Guy in the Red Suit who has many names: Santa Claus, Papai Noel, Sinter Klaas, Father Christmas, Pere Noel, Babbo Natele. There’s a lot of names that we associate with Christmas. All those names are good and fun. However, there are other names of Christmas that surround the true meaning of Christmas.
This year Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. If you’re like me and on staff at a church, you’ve known about this for a long time. If this is the first time you’ve heard of this…Merry Christmas!
At my church, we will gather as a church family Continue reading
This year at Shady Oaks Baptist Church, I’m preaching through Luke 1 & 2. If you’ve missed a Sunday, you can LISTEN to The Promise of Christmas from Luke 1:26-38 Continue reading
One of the MAJOR areas for the church I lead that I most want to see revived is…Evangelism! Do I believe there is hope for this to be accomplished? YES! I believe with all my heart that God has called the church Continue reading
If you know me at all, you know that I love Christmas! I love everything about Christmas! I love the sights, the sounds, the food, and all of the festive gatherings. As a child, one of my favorite Christmas traditions was decorating our family Christmas tree, and our fireplace mantle with garland and lights. After everything was all decorated, Continue reading
Last Sunday I began our Christmas sermon series from the Gospel according to Luke. This will be a five-part series leading up to Christmas Day.
The first message was entitled “The Promise of Christmas” from Luke 1:26-38. Continue reading
Here’s three great blog articles I read this past week and wanted to share. Continue reading