Category Archives: Emmanuel

Exchanging the love of power for the power of love!

Religion is based on programmed meetings about God. Christianity is based on authentic experiences with the risen Jesus. The kingdom of God is about letting the living God be the leader, instead of human leadership. God’s order isn’t about human … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff or The Real Deal?

Right Stuff? Or Real Deal? You don’t have to Shop 4 the right stuff When you know that Christ is the real deal! Give the gift of your testimony — show and tell what God has done! Christmas present — … Continue reading

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Why Is There So Much Good In The World?

Why Is There So Much Good In The World? Where did good come from? Why does the world contain so much compassion and kindness and altruism and self-sacrifice and love and honesty and purity and mercy and faithfulness? –Why do … Continue reading

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Merry ChristNU? (The real meaning of Christmas.)

Merry ChristNU!  Christ wants to be born in U this Christ*mas!  (The New Testament calls Him “Emmanuel” which means “God with us.” Some people leave Christ out of Christmas and spell it Xmas.) I think I will leave mas out … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Pregnant Virgin

‘Tis the season of the pregnant virgin! A pregnant woman tells people she is a virgin, and they believe her and spread her story! Now billions of people all over the world, through out the past 2,000 years, have believed … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible concepts, birt of Christ, Christmas carols, Christmas story, Christmas traditions, difficult pregnancies, Emmanuel, God with us, Mary mother of Jesus, miracles, miraculous, Mother Mary, New Testament, Our Lady Mary, oxymorons, pregnant virgin, virgin birth, virgin Mary, virginity | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The Christmas Drug — The High Hopes Of Holiday Hype

Year after year humans have high hopes for the Christmas holidays, but their humongous hopes are often hijacked and held hostage by holiday hype.  The Christmas drug of hyped up holidays just doesn’t seem to be able to live up … Continue reading

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Radical (Back To The Roots) Church Is . . .

Church is a living message: *Christ alive from the dead; * actually present with us when we gather in His name; * personally directing the meeting and leading various people to share testimonies, gifts of the Spirit, Scriptures, prayers, etc. … Continue reading

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