Q & A

Category: Holidays

What should we focus on during Christmas?

What should we focus on during Christmas? The true message of Christmas is found in John 3:16. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” This is the heart of Christmas. Jesus is God’s great love gift, because Jesus came to give His life that we might have life and “have it to the full” (John 10:10). Without a doubt, love came down at Christmas. Now because Jesus loved us enough to... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

How can I simplify my life during the Christmas season?

How can I simplify my life during the Christmas season? We hear a lot these days about cutting back, trimming our schedules, and simplifying our lives. If you want to simplify your life, just ask the two questions Paul asked on the road to Damascus when he met Jesus: “Who are you, Lord?” (Acts 9:5) and “Lord, what do you want me to do?” (v. 6). Consider also the advice that Mary herself gave to the servants at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. When the wine gave out, Mary said to the servants... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Is it okay to splurge every year around the holidays?

Is it okay to splurge every year around the holidays? Gift giving is a wonderful tradition, reflecting the gifts the Magi brought to the Christ Child (Matthew 2:11). Ask yourself, though, is it your gift to give or did you borrow it from the bank? Furthermore, do you find yourself buying gifts that you can't afford and giving them to people you don't particularly like? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you probably spend too much. It is ironic that we now associate... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What do you suggest we tell our kids about Santa Claus?

What do you suggest we tell our kids about Santa Claus? As loving parents you should actively play with your children, nurturing the fun and imaginative spirit of your little ones. Parents, however, should never lie to their children (Colossians 3:9). It sets a dangerous precedent and leads to confusion. Neither should parents be callused with their children, denying them their childhood fun (Colossians 3:21). With that being said, there is a wonderfully real story behind Santa Claus that all... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

How can I be thankful when things seem to go so wrong?

How can I be thankful when things seem to go so wrong? You know, we’re supposed to thank God all times - for all things. And sometimes we don’t feel very grateful or thankful. And yet, as God’s children, we are to thank Him all the time and to thank Him for everything. Ephesians 5:20 says, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” When he says giving thanks always for all things, that makes it a little difficult. That brings up some... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015