love changes everything
12/23/2018 — Dan Nygaard
Christmas reveals three great mysteries:
The divine became human.
The redemption of broken humanity.
And the deepest mystery of all—God so loved the world.
12/16/2018 — Dan Nygaard
Joy is attractive. Joyful individuals gather people together.
Joyful groups are magnetic. Joyful crowds are infectious
—sometimes dangerously so.
Christmas offers joy to those who welcome the King.
power of peace
12/9/2018 — Dan Nygaard
Culturally peace means the absence of war
or of conflict.
Peace in the Bible is different.
Peace is about completion, soundness, and well-being.
In the Bible peace means desiring good for another person or another community.
hope leans in
12/2/2018 — Dan Nygaard
What is hope?
Culturally hope is little more than a positive, wishful sentiment.
In the Bible hope is anchored in the account of how God lived with humans,
and thereby opened a portal by which humans might live with God.
This hope empowers God's people to meet the future with confidence.