Jesus returned to his hometown, and those who had loved him as a toddler welcomed him with arms wide open. They were so proud of the local son who had grown in knowledge, wisdom, favor with God, and favor with man. He left a carpenter and had returned a rabbi. It was so good to … More Let us not party less; let us party best!
All men have this in common, we can take anything good and turn it into an idol. It was John Calvin who said, “Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition … it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.” An idol is much more than … More Did We Idolize Christmas?
For nine months Mary had been on a spiritual, emotional, and physical roller coaster. Her Emotions Had Been Up She had received a visit from the angel Gabriel. This included the most precious of assurances; she was favored, loved, and found incredibly delightful to the Heavenly Father. Then came the first mind-blowing announcement: this young teenage virgin would have … More Riding the Roller Coaster of God