Christian Parenting

Joseph and Mary were model parents.  Their lives separately and collectively were centered in God and obedience to His will.  The first requirement for parenthood is to be God-centered.  It is to sing Continue reading

Joseph Heard God Speak

"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit”  Matthew 1:20 (NASB).  He hears God speak at least four times Continue reading

Joseph And Compassion

“And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly” Matthew 1:19 (NASB).  Joseph is considering another way to break off the engagement.  Continue reading

Joseph And God’s Story

Joseph’s life was a part of a story bigger than he could know, even more earth shaking and world changing than he could ever have imagined.  As his namesake, the other Joseph went to Egypt to save Continue reading

Joseph’s Obedience

Joseph obeyed the Lord without hesitation or delay.  He obeyed when he took Mary as his wife.  He obeyed when he was commanded to go to Egypt.  He obeyed when he returned to Israel.  It is one thing Continue reading

With God And Was God

The Bible declares and Christianity teaches the relationship Christ has to God.  Christ is the eternal Son.  He is the Word who was with God from the beginning.  He is the Word who is God (John Continue reading

The Light Of A Star

“In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness could not put it out...This was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every Continue reading

Savior

"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins" Matthew 1:21 (NASB).  When I confessed my sins, He forgave me.  When I was lost, He came looking Continue reading

Lamb And Shepherd 

Mary knew the Hebrew phrase, “The Lord is my Shepherd.”  In the New Testament, Jesus is both Lamb and Shepherd.  The Baptist said, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Jesus Continue reading

A Child Is Born

“Unto us a child is born.”  He is more than we could ever have dreamed that the Father would give us.  He is Emmanuel, God with us.  He is the King over all kings.  He is the Lord over all lords.  He Continue reading