We all yearn for something more. We want our lives to count, to have meaning and purpose; to make a difference for the Kingdom of God. So what's holding us back? We can fulfill what burns in our hearts. We can stop going through the motions and start living the radical, thriving life God has in mind for every man, woman, and child. The journey begins when we set our eyes on Jesus Christ--and study His life, His passion, His ministry. This life-changing devotional recreates the high drama of Jesus' world--from His humble birth to His ultimate sacrifice.
Start a new tradition this Christmas Eve. This ceremony of Christmas Carols, Reading the Christmas Story and Lighting of Candles is designed to be used year after year to develop a tradition that people love to return to. Tested in congregations as small as 35 members and as large as 900 members you will enjoy the simple flow of the service, the complete detail of script and the freedom to make adjustments for your local congregation. Designed around a simple format of music then Scripture reading, then repeat again and again, the service begins with the lighting of the Advent Candle and moves through the reading of the prophecy of Isaiah, the prophecy of Micah, the visit of the angel to Mary, then to Joseph, the actual story of the birth of Jesus and then the subsequent stories of the Shepherds and the Wise Men. Space is given to add in as much or as little music as you wish, including solos, groups, and choirs. You have a place for an offering and the serving of communion.
Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Coloring Christmas brings you 30 coloring pages to color with the whole family.
Some of the coloring pages you'll find inside include Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, Santa Claus, festive lights, holiday wreaths, Baby Jesus, Jingle Bells, a gingerbread house, Santa's sleigh, gifts, holly, Christmas stockings and patterned words including Merry Christmas, Joy, Peace, Noel and Seasons Greetings.
Each of the designs have nice bold lines, with a mix of designs ranging from decorations suitable for beginners to full page intricate patterns to appeal to the more advanced colorists.
It's the perfect Christmas coloring activity for all ages and skill levels. From kids to adults, you'll love Coloring Christmas!
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Many people believe that what we see is all there is; that evolution explains the universe in which we live; that when we die, that's the end. Others insist we are not the product of random chance, but rather the intentional creation of an all-powerful God. Which perspective is true? They cannot both be right. Is there any chance that having faith in something we cannot see explains the things we can? This short book suggests a logical progression of thought from Atheism to Christianity. Becoming a Christian does not require intellectual suicide. You do not have to check your brain at the door when you walk into a church building. "Four Steps from Jesus" doesn't answer every question about science and faith, but it does start a conversation that could very well impact the rest of your life.
New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers celebrates the joy and romance of Christmas in New EnglandClare Morgan is ready for a fresh start when she moves to the small Massachusetts town of Knights Bridge with her young son, Owen. Widowed for six years, Clare settles into her new job as the town librarian. She appreciates the welcome she and Owen receive and enjoys getting the library ready for the annual holiday open house.Clare expects to take it slow with her new life. Then she meets Logan Farrell, a Boston ER doctor in town to help his elderly grandmother settle into assisted living. Slow isn't a word Logan seems to understand. Accustomed to his fast-paced life, he doesn't plan to stay for long. But Daisy Farrell enlists her grandson to decorate her house on the village green one last time. Logan looks to Clare for help. She can go through Daisy's book collection and help him decorate while she's at it.As Clare and Logan get his grandmother's house ready for the holidays, what neither of them expects to find is an attraction to each other. Better than most, they know all the crazy things that can happen in life, but everything about Knights Bridge and this magical season invites them to open themselves to new possibilitiesand new love."
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