Work It Out!

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose....

I Am Doing a New Thing!

One of the things I’ve been saying to the staff at Gathering Point Church for about two years is, “God is up to something!” We have marveled at how He has used live-streaming and word-of-mouth during the Covid-19 pandemic to grow our church, rather...

Laid in a Manger

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths...

Journey to the Manger: Shepherds

In Jesus’ day, shepherds were the working poor. They were considered to be uneducated and stood near the bottom of the social ladder. I suppose Mike Rowe would feature them on “Dirty Jobs.” Shepherds were the last people you would think of to give a...

No Room in the Inn

So most every Christmas pageant has the same scene: Joseph knocks on the door of the inn, the innkeeper answers the door, Joseph asks for a room, the innkeeper tells him there is no room, Joseph pleads for a room, and the innkeeper sends them to the stable. I am not...
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