What does it mean when we talk about our future home? How does the story of Christmas set us up for it? Pastor Nikomas helps us consider these questions.
Christmas, the story of Immanuel, was an invitation to a people in exile to come together as a family again. God became flesh to dwell among us in order for us to be at home with Jesus. In this season, our invitation from God is to come back home.
In this election season there is panic, fear and hopelessness. But in the church, we can’t lose sight of Jesus, whose power and reign isn’t limited by any country or government. Jesus is casting a brand new vision for the entire world, therefore we can pray, we can vote and we can work with hope.
Having money isn’t the problem. Instead, we run into trouble when we invest only into earthly accounts and not heavenly ones. Opportunities to invest into heavenly accounts are all around us, both in individual needs & a collective mission. When we make this sacrifice, true joy & desire in our Almighty is found.
Is independence really the pinnacle of life? Our culture claims so but according to scripture, the self-reliant, independent life doesn’t work. Maybe we need a crutch after all.