Born in 1848, Mary Slessor was raised by an alcoholic father. When she grew older, she found work in a cotton mill, but she longed to become a missionary. She found inspiration in David Livingston, an early nineteenth century British explorer who traveled to remote regions in Africa to share the good news of Jesus
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! —Luke 2:13-14 (NKJV) “Les Anges dans nos Campagnes” was a French carol dating from the 1700s, which appeared in several different versions. It was published
The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. Filled with family, food, Christmas lights, food, Christmas decorations, food, and Christmas music. Did I mention food? In the midst of the busyness, shopping, crowds, and activities let’s be sure to take some time to stop and reflect on why we celebrate Christmas. To my husband
When you have Christ, you have everything. When you don’t have Christ, you don’t have anything. That’s pretty clear in the Book of Colossians. “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in Him” (Col. 2:9, 10). Period. Knowing that He is our all in all – nothing
Enter for a chance to win a FREE copy of the story behind the worldwide outreach. In just two decades Operation Christmas Child has inspired everyday people to provide more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in 130 countries. This beautiful book by Franklin Graham weaves the moving, God-saturated story of the ministry’s
The greatest miracle of all was an act of love. In this video, Max Lucado uses an illustration from his new movie, The Christmas Candle, to encourage us to show love to others and “be the miracle” for someone else.
Give to Live . . . Just as wise men brought gifts to Baby Jesus, wise women and men can still give a gift to the Savior by taking care of one of His little ones through World Vision child sponsorship. When you give, they can live healthier, more productive lives. . . . and
“When I look back on this project—Operation Christmas Child (OCC)—I think of the Scripture that says, ‘Oh, what God has done!’ (Num. 23:23). The Lord has blessed this outreach in numbers—monumental numbers. But more important, He has blessed it by changing hearts, one at a time. And in the twentieth year of Operation Christmas Child,
Some say the first three chapters of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians describe the believer’s position in Christ, and the last three commission us to live out that truth in practical ways. There’s nothing a believer understands that is more life changing than who we are in Christ. That little word in takes on new
Only a few seats remain for the live event in Dallas, but you can still join us in person or via simulcast! Hundreds of churches are hosting this exceptional event, and so can yours. Enjoy the program via live simulcast on Friday or show it ‘on demand’ when it best fits into your holiday schedule.