Reading Time: 14 minutes By: Brad Moore
Christ on the Cross this Good Friday

Introduction

Good Friday is a day of great meaning for Christians worldwide, marking the pivotal moment in the history when Jesus Christ willingly suffered and died on the cross for the sins of humanity. This recognition of this solemn occasion, observed as a time of reflection, gratitude, and reverence, dates back to at least the 4th century, when the term “Good Friday” first appeared. In this context, the word “good” can also be understood as “holy” or “pious,” emphasizing the sacred nature of this day.

Reading Time: 13 minutes By: Brad Moore
Traditional Nativity showing Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus

A popular Christmas song you might hear during the season would be the twelve days of Christmas.  You know the one – “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”  Let me change this up just a little this year as I present the twelve things people generally get wrong about the real, biblical account of Christmas that comes to us from Mathew and Luke.

These errors that people make arise from many sources including popular imagery on cards, movies and stories we retell as we remember that first Christmas. 

Reading Time: 6 minutes By: Brad Moore
Why Become a Christian - Prayer

Life is punctuated by countless decisions, yet few compare in weight and profound significance to choosing a spiritual path. As we navigate life’s ebbs and flows, we often confront an intrinsic yearning—a universal search for deeper meaning, purpose, and a connection beyond our earthly lives’ transience.

Every individual, at some point, grapples with existential questions. Why are we here? What is our ultimate purpose? Is there a grand design to all of this? These questions are not mere philosophical musings; they reflect our shared desire for redemption, a reconciliation with the divine, and an understanding of our place in creation’s vast tapestry.

Reading Time: 8 minutes By: Brad Moore
The Doctrine of Hell

The Gospel is a rich tapestry of God’s love, hope, and a call to reconciliation. While it predominantly resonates with His grace, it also makes clear His sovereign judgement. A Just and Holy God will, by definition, judge the unrighteousness of man. The doctrine of Hell is a core component of this truth, challenging yet crucial. Contemporary society, deeply entrenched in relativism, tends to obscure absolutes, pushing doctrines like Hell into the shadows. But this doctrine matters significantly and it is the Church’s responsibility is to shed light on these truths.