From the Cradle to the Cross....Celebrate Jesus!
by Barb Erb
When you think of Jesus, what image of him comes to your mind?
Is he a baby in a manger....cute, soft, sweet, small, wrapped in cloth, vulnerable, helpless, sleeping babe being held in his mother's arms? God in the manger!
Is he a young boy....working beside Joseph, is he in his father's house talking with the teachers, obedient to his parents growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man? God in flesh!
by Chris Young
A lot of believers including myself go through periods in our Christian walks where we are not sure if we are saved or not. It seems like every time we sin or go through a dry period we convince ourselves that we are not saved. We start to doubt God’s word and fear that maybe there is no heaven waiting at the end of the road. And yet, we somehow manage to convince ourselves that hell is waiting just for us. We tell ourselves that this time we’ve done it and there is no turning back; God is through with us and we have no hope. Assurance is just the opposite. It is the ability of the believer, through good times and bad, to know that he or she is saved regardless of circumstances. It is a precious gift from God for the believer to have 100% assurance that when we die we will be with him in heaven.