Categories: Devotional Helps

Our Family’s Advent Tradition

Every year our family has a tradition of reading an advent story from Arnold Ytreeide. His first book, “Jotham’s Jouney”, chronicles a young shepherd boy’s adventure in Israel at the time of Jesus’s birth. Jotham is separated from his family and spends the entire story looking for his family. Throughout the story, Jotham meets other […]

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Categories: Church, Personal Growth

Where Did the Last 40 Years Go?

Someone asked Billy Graham when he was old what impressed him most about life. He replied, "Its brevity." I can certainly relate to that! It's hard for me to believe that it was forty years ago this month that with much fear and trembling I began as a pastor at a small church in the Southern California mountains.

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Categories: Devotional Helps

True Worship

Stephen Charnock (in The Existence and Attributes of God [Baker], 1:242) sums up the essence of spiritual worship: “God is a Spirit infinitely happy, therefore we must approach to him with cheerfulness; he is a Spirit of infinite majesty, therefore we must come before him with reverence: he is a Spirit infinitely high, therefore we must offer […]

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