Often, we separate the ideas of freedom and service but juxtaposed together, the two beautifully articulate gifts presented to us through the birth and life of Christ.
2015 Goshen College Advent Devotions
On Christmas Eve, a lesson about growing up and making choices
Like Jesus, we have the opportunity to grow in wisdom and strength “and in divine and human favor” by making good choices.
Presence is the greatest present
How can you live in community and offer your presence, rather than mere presents?
God’s work revealed in creation
In the days leading up to Christmas, may we be reminded of God’s magnificent creation and use it as a space to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming.
Freedom Bound: The Path of Service
Sometimes we feel that we are too busy with exams, readings, work and all sorts of things and forget to take the time to thank God for what we are today.
Bringing Jesus’ story into the 21st century
The unknown author of Hebrews pursues an unlikely remedy: a vigorous exploration of Christ as high priest that aims to take readers beyond a “baby understanding” of the One who came to do God’s will.
Restore us, O God of hosts
In order to stand side by side with the Bethlehem shepherds to welcome our savior, I must also heed Jesus’ word in Matthew 5:23 and turn to them to ask permission to join their company.
The Inescapable Sheep
The sheep were content and secure with their loving shepherd. Can I, too, be so trusting and satisfied?
Freedom Bound: The Path of Love
In every situation, the love of God and Jesus can show us the path away from bondage to freedom.
Being and doing
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