Fourth Week of Advent Calls Us To Love

Loving people is so central to our experience as Christ followers (John 13:35); Christ’s love is meant to flow out of us as a testimony of him in our lives. There are four types of love. Storge—empathy bond. Philia—friend bond. Eros—erotic bond. Agape—unconditional “God” love. God calls us to love everyone, he also warns us … More Fourth Week of Advent Calls Us To Love

Third Week Of Advent Calls us To Bring Joy To The World

This is the third Sunday of Advent. All the scripture readings and theological teachers point to this week as a moment in which we pause and we really think about the true meaning of joy. Of course joy sounds simple and we really think of it as being the sister to happiness. There is some … More Third Week Of Advent Calls us To Bring Joy To The World

Sunday Meditation The Third Sunday Of Advent Calls Us To Find Joy

The third Sunday of Advent calls us to joy. The word joy appears over and over again in the Scriptures. For instance, the Psalms are filled with references to joy. The psalmists write, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Ps. 30:5b) and “Shout for joy to God, all the … More Sunday Meditation The Third Sunday Of Advent Calls Us To Find Joy

Sunday Meditation The Second Sunday Of Advent The Lord Is Listening

The Lord knows our struggles, weaknesses, and shortcomings. And he assures us that we do not need to carry our burdens alone nor struggle without his help. He is always very present and ready to give us whatever strength, guidance, and help we need to fight temptation and to stay the course which he has … More Sunday Meditation The Second Sunday Of Advent The Lord Is Listening

First Week of Advent Reminds Us Hope Should Be Part Of Your DNA

Advent  reminds us that hope is the birthplace of Christian self-sacrificing love. That’s because we just let God take care of us and aren’t preoccupied with having to work to take care of ourselves. We say, “Lord, I just want to be there for other people tomorrow, because you’re going to be there for me.” … More First Week of Advent Reminds Us Hope Should Be Part Of Your DNA