At Christmastime, we often turn to Matthew 1 or Luke 1–2 to think about the story of the birth of the Savior, and those are wonderful records of Jesus’ coming. This Christmas, however, we invite you to explore with us a different telling of the Christmas story—the Christmas story as Paul told it to the Galatians—for it gives us a portrait of the heart of our heavenly Father and His great love for us.
The Christmas story is one of the most familiar stories out there. But have you ever read the version of the Christmas story in Galatians? In this chapter, you’ll reflect on the picture the apostle Paul paints in Galatians 3 and 4. It’s a compelling portrait of Christmas!
At Christmastime, we send gifts and cards to loved ones. But how often do we consider the meaning behind the gifts we give and receive? In this chapter, you’ll look at how the gifts we exchange are so much more than the tangible thing itself.
Whether it’s a game of chess or meal planning, there’s an element of strategy in everything we do. But have you ever considered God’s strategy for humanity? In this chapter, you’ll see how the endgame God has for the world can help you stay focused on the big picture.
In Christian circles, we use the word redemption a lot. And yet this word holds a very different meaning outside the church! In this chapter, you’ll consider your true redemption story, made possible through a God who loves you and sent His Son to Earth to save you from your sins!
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “It’s not the destination; it’s the journey.” And in this chapter, you’ll see that the Old Testament was a journey leading to the moment God sent His Son—and then He arrived!