”For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17).
Where does joy live? The verse above is given in the context of a statement and also as a promise. For Paul is declaring whenever you begin to understand the Kingdom, these things will follow that understanding. Before it is possible to understand the benefits of the kingdom, you first have to understand the defining factors of it.
At the time Paul was addressing the Roman church, the common Jewish custom of the day would be to exclude certain meats and drinks from their diet for religious purposes. However, Paul was declaring the kingdom of God would be different. The kingdom of God would come in greater fulfillment of Old Testament ritualistic ceremonies and customs and would shatter the expectations … Read More »
I woke up early on a spring morning and peeked out the window to see a fresh blanket of snow on our lawn. Three short days earlier, we had one glimpse of spring where birds began warming up their voices, and the sun began stretching out its rays. I even broke out my bike and rode it around town. A few weeks before that, I overheard a conversation betwixt several farmers about seed prices. Cardinal choirs. Sunshine. Seed prices. Can only mean one thing—spring has sprung.
And with spring, comes planting. Dad used to let me plant the cucumbers. He knew how much I loved a crisp cucumber dipped in cold Ranch dressing, so he planted all the other crops, but saved the cucumbers for me. “Here. Space these apart. Go ahead.” So I got down on my hands and … Read More »
This has to be one of the best CCM Christmas albums available! The tracks are very well put together and the vocal arrangements are amazing.
If you’ve been running around shopping this holiday season, you’ve probably heard “Winter Wonderland” by this group playing over the in-store radio.
The song “Jesus Born On This Day” is also a Christmas-musical favorite and, overall, you just can’t have Christmas without having this album in your collection.