Christmas at Heritage

Accepting the Gifts

“Let us praise God for the FREE GIFT he gave us in his Son… we are set free, our sins are forgiven.” Ephesians 1:4-7 (GN) …the FREE GIFT of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (NLT) But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to…

Accept God’s Gift of Hope

“God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.”  John 3:17 (LB) It can be big things or little things that make us feel hopeless, but our world seems prepared with lots of different ways to bring us down.  From something big, like a financial crisis or medical…

Accept God’s Gift of Peace

(Jesus) “I am leaving you with a GIFT; peace of mind and heart… so don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 (LB)  And all of this is a GIFT FROM GOD, who brought us back to himself through Christ. …And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (NLT) Our world is…

Today a Savior is Born

“The angel said, `Don’t be afraid!  I bring you the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for everyone!  Today your Savior was born… He is Christ, the Lord … Give glory to God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace among the people who please God.”  Luke 2:10-11, 14 (NCV) Jesus…

Hope: A Sure Thing

But when God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because…

God’s Renewable Resource

We have hope because we are absolved of our past.  We are free from our past, free from guilt through Jesus Christ.  If Jesus had a business card, it would say “Jesus Christ, Do-Over Specialist.” Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for…

What’s Holding You?

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) People today try to float without an anchor.  They have nothing to hold on to for peace through storms.  Think about what happened recently with the hurricanes in our country.  Christians are the only creatures on earth that must…

What Do You Expect?

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you. 1 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV) For most people, hope…

Christmas Hope

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for…