Archives for December 2014

Truth Quest Update: Jesus Has Power Over Creation

Who is this man? the disciples wondered. Jesus' disciples knew Jesus was a good man and a good teacher. When Jesus calmed the wind and the waves, He showed His disciples that He is also God. God rules the sea and stills its waves. (See Job 12:15; 28:25; Ps. 33:7; 89:9; 107:25-30; Amos 4:13.) ...Read More

Truth Quest Update: Jesus Was Born

The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He is God's Son, sent to earth from heaven. The purpose of Jesus' birth was twofold: to bring glory to God and to make peace between God and those who trusted in Jesus' death and resurrection to provide salvation. Jesus came into the world to save people from their sins and to be our King....Read More

Truth Quest Update: Angels Spoke to Mary & Joseph

The announcement of Jesus' birth is not the beginning of the gospel; God had been planning for this moment since before the beginning of time. (See Eph. 1:3-10.) The baby Jesus fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy, as well as other prophecies of the coming Savior throughout the Old Testament. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled God's plan of redemption that God planned from the beginning of the world....Read More

Come Down, Zacchaeus!

Good Morning, Metro, I hope you have had the opportunity to take some time to remember that moment ...Read More

Truth Quest Update: Prophets Told About Jesus' Birth

The prophets Isaiah and Micah spoke specifically of the Messiah’s birth. Isaiah told King Ahaz “The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14). Micah named the specific town"Bethlehem"in which Jesus would be born. (Mic. 5:2) God’s plan to save people from sin and death was not a secret plan. God used the prophets to give hope to His people. They said God would send a Messiah"born into the world as a baby to live the perfect life people fail to live and die the guilty death we deserve....Read More

The Rich Ruler: Where Do You Invest Hope?

I was watching the Lorax by Dr Seuss the other night with my daughter and an interesting scene played out, it went something like this: The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean....Read More

Truth Quest Update: Advent Readings for Children

Advent - a time of expectation and anticipation. This is a great tool for Advent Readings with our children using the Jesus Storybook Bible. ...Read More