Encouraging messages from Peoples Church in Salem, Oregon!
His Name Will Be Called
Expecting Jesus: Mary & Joseph
For Mary and Joseph, whatever may have seemed ordinary about their lives was disrupted for God’s extraordinary purpose. Our Heavenly Father spoke to Jesus’ earthly parents individually, but with a unified message. God continues to disrupt what we plan for His far greater plans – if we allow Him to lead the way.
Expecting Jesus: Mary & Elizabeth
The first encounter between John the Baptist and Jesus Christ happened when they were in their mothers’ wombs. Elizabeth carried the son who would prepare people to respond to Mary’s Son. If pain from Elizabeth’s past had trapped her in bitterness, she would have missed out on being part of the plan that brought the Savior to a sinful world.
Expecting Jesus: Mary & the Angel Gabriel
The Bible records three interactions Mary had before the birth of Jesus. One of the those interactions is with a messenger angel from God. Through this encounter, we see our Heavenly Father’s promise to be with those who are committed to His purposes.
The Obedience Choice
Following God calls for a daily decision to transfer obedience from our own desires to His desires. Discover the freedom that results from allowing God’s Word to direct your path.
Lead with Gratitude