• That is one of God’s greatest promises to us…that we get to start with a new life through Jesus Christ. - #NewYear #Hope #Prayer

    Prayer Time: New Hope

    While putting away the things of 2018, we look for a new hope in the coming year. There is something wonderful about the ability to start with a clean slate. That is one of God’s greatest promises to us…that we get to start with a new life through Jesus Christ. Prayer Time: New Hope Dear Heavenly Father, As we look to the things of the past year, help us to focus on the promise of the future. Help us to see you as the God of hope and teach us to rely on You for our strength. Lord, help us to see that even though there may have been struggles…

  • A 12 Part Devotion Series to learn about 12 of the names of Jesus. #NamesOfJesus #BibleStudy

    12 Names of Jesus Devotional Series

    This Devotional series will be a study of 12 Names of Jesus.There are many more than 12 but we have picked 12 of them to focus on. We hope that you enjoy this series! 12 Names of Jesus Introduction What could be more perfect than learning more about Jesus by learning more about the names that were given to Him? Each day we will share a different name that Jesus was given and a verse as well as commentary. The post will be a great way to have a discussion because we welcome conversation in the comments section. Why 12 Names? There are well over 50 names that represent Jesus listed…

  • The word “king” is used in the Bible to signify someone who possesses supreme power. The name King of Kings is a future title given to Jesus in the book of Revelation. - #NamesOfJesus #KingOfKings

    12 Names of Jesus: King of Kings

    The word “king” is used in the Bible to signify someone who possesses supreme power. The name King of Kings is a future title given to Jesus in the book of Revelation. This is the name above all names given to Him in the Bible. The King of Kings In Philippians 2:9-11 it is explained how mighty the name of Jesus is. The passages states, “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to…

  • The fourth candle of the advent wreath is the candle of joy. This candle represents the joy that we find through Jesus Christ. - #Advent #Christmas #ChristJoy

    Advent: Candle of Joy

    The word Advent means “to come toward, to draw near or to approach.” and today marks the fourth and final Sunday in the Advent. Today the candle of Joy will be lit on the advent wreath. Some people put a final candle in the center to represent Christ that is lit on Christmas Day. Candle of Joy The fourth candle of the advent wreath is the candle of joy. This candle represents the joy that we find through Jesus Christ.  Jesus wants us to experience the full measure of His joy! No matter what we are experiencing if we live with Jesus Christ as our center we can have joy. Joy should…

  • There is only one way to reach God and that is through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Savior of the world. There is no other way to heaven except through Him. #NamesOfJesus #Savior

    12 Names of Jesus: Savior

    There is only one way to reach God and that is through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Savior of the world. There is no other way to heaven except through Him. How Jesus is our Savior Although Jesus name as Savior is widely used, it is easy to lose sight of what the term means. Obviously, it means that Jesus saves people from something. The question remains, however, “Jesus saves people from what?” The name Savior is used in different ways throughout the Bible so that does not make the question easy to answer. Nehemiah 9:27, for example, says that God has sent many saviors to His people. In that context, however, the…

  • Jesus is our Redeemer, and the price he paid was his own life. We are all sinners and our sin keeps us from God. #BibleStudy #Redeemer

    12 Names of Jesus: Redeemer

    Jesus is our Redeemer. That should be the emphasis of every Christian: Jesus Christ, crucified, risen and coming again. The word redeem means to buy back. Through Jesus, God bought us back from our sins. Jesus, the Redeemer God had a permanent solution to the problem of sin, and that was to provide the sacrifice Himself. Jesus Christ, His only Son, took on all of our sins and died in our place. Therefore, God bought us for the price of the life of His Son. The sacrifice of Jesus cleared the way and provided our access to the Father.  The qualification to become a Redeemer was recorded for us in the…

  • Jesus’ purpose was to be that perfect Lamb…the Lamb of God. - #NamesOfJesus #LambOfGod

    12 Names of Jesus: Lamb of God

    Jesus was the only person to walk this world that has been without sin. Throughout the Old Testament, the sacrifice of a perfect lamb was made to God to atone for the sins of the people. Jesus’ purpose was to be that perfect Lamb…the Lamb of God. Why the Lamb of God? Upon seeing Jesus for the first time. John the Baptist declared that Jesus was the Lamb of God. He warned the world to “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2). John the Baptist recognized Jesus as the promised Messiah but why did he call him the Lamb? Throughout the Old Testament, the Jews were…

  • Jesus promises that anyone that accepts Him as the Good Shepherd will be protected in His fold. #BibleStudy #NamesOfJesus

    12 Names of Jesus: Good Shepherd

    Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd to describe how He leads His flock. This name is significant because, again, it connects Jesus with Old Testament teachings. Jesus is described in Psalm 23. But what is a good shepherd? What is a Good Shepherd? Let’s look at what would be considered a bad shepherd. A bad one will allow the sheep to wander. He allows the sheep to graze in bad fields doesn’t make sure they have water. He doesn’t watch for predators and allows them to get too close to the sheep. It is clear that he doesn’t care about the welfare of his sheep. But Jesus is the Good Shepherd.…

  • Jesus was the King in a way that the world could not comprehend and the Jews missed the signs. Jesus was the Messiah, the anointed one…the true King of the Jews! #BibleStudy #NamesofJesus

    12 Names of Jesus: King of the Jews

    There are several ironies connected with Jesus being called King of the Jews. The Wise men were seeking Him, Herod was jealous and tried to destroy Him and the Romans ultimately set God’s plan for our salvation through Him.  King of the Jews One irony hidden within this name is that the wise men went on a journey seeking the new King of the Jews. Although subject to the ruler of Persia, they followed a star to honor the newly born king. When they finally found the Jesus, they worshiped him. Herod’s jealousy revealed another irony as well. Herod thought anyone looking for the King of the Jews should be…

  • 12 Names of Jesus: Son of God

    Jesus called Himself the Son of Man as well as the Son of God. The first name emphasized His humanity and the second emphasized His deity. He was not a Son of God but the Son of God. Jesus, Son of God The fact that Jesus is the Son of God can be a hard truth to understand. Our human minds can not easily grasp the actuality of this truth. This is why faith is required.  Jesus life from its very conception was God given. He was born from a virgin, a woman chosen by God to carry His Son.  This tells clearly how Jesus was conceived and why He was called the Son of…