Cross Central

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2)

Over the years, I have had people tell me to quit talking about the cross of Christ. We cannot do that. We can clearly see from the words of Paul the impossibility of taking such a course. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is our only hope of rescue from sin, death, and the devil. Our place in heaven is assured only because of His finished work. What a joy to know that our eternity is safe in Jesus!

Pastor Russ

The King of the World

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.'” (Matthew 2:1-2)

January sixth is the day in the church calendar that we remember the visit of the wise men to Jesus and His family. We call this day Epiphany, meaning Jesus’ manifestation as both God and man. What does it mean for you and me? It means that Jesus is the King for all people, for the whole world, not just for the Jewish people. He is the true King who loves us all so very much, the true King who is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Pastor Russ

Fall on Your Knees

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

It simply goes beyond human understanding that God would love us so very much that He would become man, and suffer and die and rise again to rescue us from our sins.  Yet, in Christ, this is what He has done.

This Advent and Christmas season, make time to stop and really think about this.  And then, fall on your knees before Him in praise, adoration, and thanksgiving.

Pastor Russ