5-Minute Program Archive: December 2015

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

The season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ with candle lighting, Bible reading and hymns of faith.

  • December 1, 2015
  • #8762

Who is He in Yonder Stall

Now is the time to reflect on who Jesus is, and rejoice in everything He has given to us in His incarnation.

  • December 2, 2015
  • #8763

The Constant Grace of God

God’s grace toward us is never ending. He constantly showers us with spiritual and earthly blessings.  

  • December 3, 2015
  • #8764

O Magnum Mysterium

During this hectic Christmas season, take a few moments to quiet your soul and listen to this ancient, beautiful chant.

  • December 4, 2015
  • #8765

Christmas Longing

The strange longing we feel at Christmastime is a yearning for the savior to return and fulfill the promise of his incarnation.

  • December 7, 2015
  • #8766

Whales and Dolphins

God is glorified by his creatures frolicking and playing, rejoicing in Him and his wonderful creation.

  • December 8, 2015
  • #8767

The Second Advent

Jesus’ first advent was quiet, seen by few; His second advent will be in clouds of glory, and every eye will see Him. 

  • December 9, 2015
  • #8768

Somebody's Watching

Persevering in faith during trials and challenges reveals God’s greatness to spiritual beings in the heavenly realms.

  • December 10, 2015
  • #8769

The Candy Dish

A green candy dish made while in the hospital reminds Joni the best gift we can give is the gift of ourselves.

  • December 11, 2015
  • #8770

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas

It’s easy to get overwhelmed preparing for Christmas, until we remember Jesus’ birth, the real reason for our celebration.

  • December 14, 2015
  • #8771

Stewarding My Body

Training the body with diet and exercise results in the ability to become useful vessels in the kingdom of God.

  • December 15, 2015
  • #8772

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

In spite of experiencing suffering and sorrow, Longfellow writes a poem of hope, peace, and good-will to men.

  • December 16, 2015
  • #8773

I Only Have Eyes for You

Instead of being diverted by earthly things, fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

  • December 17, 2015
  • #8774

Ten Second Rule

Ken describes his 10 second response to the Holy Spirit’s prompting.

  • December 18, 2015
  • #8775

By His Stripes

Jesus came to save us from sin’s curse, yet disease and suffering will continue until we are with Him in heaven.

  • December 21, 2015
  • #8776

Sharing The Manna

Jesus gives us life, and life abundantly, and we glorify Him when we give freely and generously to others.

  • December 22, 2015
  • #8777

The Legs of a Man

Fixing our eyes upon Jesus gives us an eternal perspective on our own suffering and gives us strength to encourage others.

  • December 23, 2015
  • #8778

Mary's Song

We celebrate Christmas because God became man in Jesus Christ, in order to save us from the power of sin.

  • December 24, 2015
  • #8779

Christmas Day

Christmas is a time to bless the people in your life today, look forward to your home in heaven, and to worship the newborn king born in the distant past.  

  • December 25, 2015
  • #8780

A Heart of Flesh

A heart of flesh is sensitive to sin, willingly repents, and delights in doing God’s will. A heart of stone resists God and becomes hardened and stubborn.     

  • December 28, 2015
  • #8781

At Home in God's Word

When the Word of God dwells in us richly, we feel whole and safe, at home in the world.

  • December 29, 2015
  • #8782

The Spirit in Your Corner

When battling with sin and temptation, the Holy Spirit gives us encouragement and strength to become more than conquerors.

  • December 30, 2015
  • #8783

Reflections

Gratitude results in appreciation for God’s blessing in the past, and the faith to trust Him with the future.

  • December 31, 2015
  • #8784
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