The power of nostalgia means it can be misused or abused, but ultimately it is meant to lead us to Christ, the source of all goodness.
What kind of Christmas do you want? Only a Christmas where Jesus is near will satisfy our deepest longings.
God’s plan and God’s people rarely match our expectations, but that is no bad thing. God calls us to recognise his precious invitation to encounter Christ in them, even when our own nature makes that hard.
Matthew 3: 1-12
Embodied in John the Baptist’s ministry, openness to the prophetic call to renewal and repentance is a vital part of the mature Christian life.
Christ’s return is always imminent even if he tarries. He calls us out of spiritual slumber to alertness.
Luke 23: 33-43
When we think of Christ as the King of the Universe, the one overriding picture he wants us to have in our mind is his glory revealed at Golgotha.
Even the richest blessings of this world are nothing compared to the life to come. When we lose the things dearest to us we must be ready to take hold of what God offers in their place.
Jesus warns us against appearing faithful but limiting God’s power.
Zaccheus’ transformation reveals the power of Jesus to reach and change any heart.
Two men go to the temple to pray, but only one truly prays.