The Star of Christmas (redux)

The Star of Christmas

Pastor Mike here. We’re all following something. The Wisemen were following a star. And I’d like for you to imagine those three astronomers of old. I know there were probably more, but I’m taking the traditional approach. Those three astronomers, think about it. They’ve gone to college and to graduate school to get their degrees. [...]

10 Mistakes People Make with Teenagers (plus 1 bonus)

Teens Sharing a Song

Lightning fast read meant to make you think… 10 Mistakes People Make with Teenagers (plus 1 bonus): 1. Beat themselves up over the rebellion of their teen kids and overly take the blame for it (don’t forget God dealt with something similar in Adam and Eve and now with a whole world full of people!). [...]

A Guy Who Held the Baby Jesus in His Arms (Men of Christmas Redux)

Way to Calvary

(This was the third in a series of blog posts written for the Men of Christmas online Bible Study where we considered three men who played key roles in the story of Christmas.) SIMEON The third of the men of Christmas that we are looking at is Simeon. He is the man that God promises [...]

The Guy Who Waited to Have Sex (Men of Christmas Redux)

Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus

(This was the second in a series of blog posts written for the Men of Christmas online Bible Study where we considered three men who played key roles in the story of Christmas.) JOSEPH The second of the men of Christmas that we are looking at is Joseph. He is the husband of Mary and [...]

A Simple, Plain, Ordinary, Every Day Guy (Men of Christmas Redux)

Mary Visits Elizabeth

(This was the first in a series of blog posts written for the Men of Christmas online Bible Study where we considered three men who played key roles in the story of Christmas.) ZACHARIAS The first of the men of Christmas that we are looking at is Zacharias. He is the husband of Elizabeth who [...]

7 Keys to Your Video Creating Success [infographic]

7 Keys to Your Video Creating Success

(click image to enlarge, then in new browser tab or window click again) 7 Keys to Your Video Creating Success: 1. Y-ak into a lousy mic (NOT). Bad audio will kill your clicks. 2. O-rganize thoughts. Write a script and practice it (say it out loud). Crafts slides. Choose clips. 3. U-se Windows Movie Maker. [...]

Hall of Fame Tweets (Volume 21)

Twitter Bird

Here are some popular tweets you may have missed from the A Heart For God Twitter site… Jesus will take your burden and turn it into a blessing. #Tworship — aheartforgod (@aheartforgod) November 24, 2014 God, I desire all that You have for my life today. Help me to trust You and be a servant [...]

God Complex

Antiochus Epiphanes - God Manifest

“And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead.” (Revelation 13:16) GOD MANIFEST I don’t know why a person could think that he was able to do as he [...]

An Evil Ring and a Formidable Force That Would Master You

Mount Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom)

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit therof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Genesis 3:6; KJV) In [...]

What Might Jesus Say to a Muslim?

The cave Hira in the mountain Jabal al-Nour where, according to Muslim belief, Muhammad received his first revelation. Grotte Hira, Mecca

“For even Satan disguises himself as an angel.” (2 Corinthians 11:14a) The founding of the religion of Islam goes something like this. At the age of 40, as was his practice, Muhammad was meditating in a cave and the angel Gabriel appeared to him. (It is interesting to note that after this experience, Muhammad himself [...]