Light of the Whole World – Another Children’s Christmas Video

The Jesus Storybook Bible is one of our families favorite resources.  Here’s another promotional video that may be a help to your family in communicating the Christmas story to your children.

See first children’s video post here.

Not Good at Reading the Christmas Story? Maybe this will help.

Not good at reading the Christmas story?  Maybe this 5 minute video will help.

We are always looking for fresh ways to communicate the gospel to the little one’s in our home.  The Jesus Storybook Bible has been one of the most helpful resources we’ve found.  Now they have short promotional clips as well as the entire audio book is for sale.


When did Christmas Begin?

Every year I am captivated by some new facet of the Christmas story. As if a splendid diamond was turned revealing a new shimmer, glint or sparkle of light never bent or reflected that way before.

This year I’m captivated with when the Christmas story truly began. Christmas is the time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised one, who came to save mankind from eternal separation from God resulting from their sin.

But Scripture reveals that the Christmas story started long before mankind ever existed. Continue reading

Gospel Sanctification

Helpful thoughts on Gospel sanctification:

Nearly every Christian would affirm, even if he or she couldn’t express, that Christians are saved by God’s grace through their faith in Jesus Christ, apart from their own good works. But the place we most often see the muddling of grace and law is in the area of sanctification. The implicit idea seems to be that the gospel is our entry ticket, but Law keeps us in line for the ride. But this belief, Martin Luther says, is “as though Christ were a workman who had begun a building and left it for Moses to finish.”

With the authority of the God of the universe, Paul has this to say about such a concept: “Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?” (Gal. 3:3).

Financial Peace University is Coming

On February 1, Bethel Baptist will be hosting Financial Peace University. You can register here.