Stealing Christmas: Don’t Miss Jesus at Work

Read: John 4:10 Right now there are TV and radio waves all around you. If you had a tuner, you could see what’s on those waves. But just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t real. You’re just not tuned in. That’s what it was like in Bethlehem on the...

Stealing Christmas: Too Busy for Jesus?

Read: Luke 2:7 One year when our children were young, my wife decided that I would get to choose where the family went on vacation. I decided I wanted to do a totally spontaneous vacation with no planning whatsoever. As a pastor and leader, every day of my life is...

Stealing Christmas: Jesus’ Christmas List

Read: Matthew 2:11, Luke 12:34 For more than 50 years my family has kept a tradition of holding a birthday party for Jesus. It started when I was 3 years old and asked my mom, “What is Christmas?” My mom told me it was Jesus’ birthday. With terrific 3-year-old logic,...

Stealing Christmas: Jesus Is Worth the Journey

Read: Matthew 2:1 Searching for truth isn’t a part-time job. It takes everything you have. The Wise Men teach us this in the Christmas story. The Wise Men were willing to go to any length to find truth. Matthew 2:1 says, “When Jesus was born, some wise men from the...

Stealing Christmas: Word to the Wise

Read: Matthew 2:2, Deuteronomy 4:29 Look at any nativity scene, and you’ll likely see one set of characters that doesn’t seem to fit in the barn: the Wise Men. We’ve become used to them, but if you look at the scene closely, they appear out of place with their fancy...
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