Brian's Blog / 19.12.2018

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We’ve all heard that “Jesus is the reason for the season,” many of us have even sent out Christmas cards with those words emblazoned across them -- but what does that phrase even mean? For one thing, whatever the actual date of Jesus’ birth was, we can confidently say that it wasn’t on December 25th … or even during the winter season! So why is Jesus the reason for THIS season? As Christians, we probably say that to be reminded that truly “Happy Holidays” are meaningless, if not impossible, apart from Jesus. I think we say it because Christmas really...

Brian's Blog / 29.03.2018

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It's Friday -- and not just any Friday. It's that Friday that we dub "Good Friday." Indeed, for Christians, it commemorates what, for us, was a very, very good day because of what Jesus willingly endured and accomplished on that day … the blackest day in world history. What was done to the only sinless man in history on that Friday was so shameful, horrific and unjust that even God Himself turned the lights off for a while at midday, not allowing the world to fully see His Beloved Son suffer as He did. God the Father darkened that first...

Brian's Blog / 11.03.2018

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"Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God," Romans 10:17 It's so simple! I remember when I first started sharing the Word as a youth pastor in southern California. Back in the early '70s, I used to teach a Friday evening Bible study for teenagers who would come and sit on my living room floor as I just opened up the Word and shared. There was this one kid, Bill, who was first brought by a friend; he kept coming back week after week on his own.  He was so faithful to come, and so eager to study God's...