The Bible calls us to pray on all occasions and to constantly pray for God’s people (Ephesians 6:18). Last year we held two online community prayer walks, each of which gathered more than 600 believers from around the world to pray. As we enter 2021, let’s join together to pray in Jesus’s name once again at our third Online Prayer Walk on January 21! We are excited to see what God will do through this time!
A special Christmas reading from Pastor Doyle and his family. Because of Jesus we have a peaceful home!
Join us and our friends at FaithTree partner churches for a continuous rotation of Christmas music, nostalgic fireplace scenes, meditations from Scripture and more throughout Christmas weekend. Whether you want just a few moments of Christmas joy or want to watch the whole thing, it will be streaming 24x7 all weekend. Come back here for the link starting Christmas Day.
Pastor Steve thinks about how the colors we enjoy at Christmas speak to some of the truths we find in the story of Christmas.
The scents we associate with Christmas aren’t very much like the first Christmas’s “scent.” What does the scent of heaven smell like?
What does it mean when we talk about our future home? How does the story of Christmas set us up for it? Pastor Nikomas helps us consider these questions.
During Advent, we all excitedly look towards celebrating Jesus’s birth. However, suddenly it is December 26 and the world resets to its ordinary preoccupations. That’s what is wonderful about observing the Twelve Days of Christmas: it helps us keep reflecting on God’s grace and the miracle of Christmas after the busyness of Christmas Day is past.
Pastor Steve thinks about what it really means to have “Christmas Spirit.” Is it more than just feeling festive?
Christmas, the story of Immanuel, was an invitation to a people in exile to come together as a family again. God became flesh to dwell among us in order for us to be at home with Jesus. In this season, our invitation from God is to come back home.
Pastor Steve encourages us to meditate on the good things God has done in our lives in a difficult year that parallels the early Thanksgiving celebrations.