Host Carol McLeod reads the Christmas story from the Bible, which emphasizes John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, He gave His only son ..."
Can you imagine how the Holy Trinity might meet in heaven to discuss how they might redeem their fallen creation? Host Carol McLeod says a blood sacrifice was needed, that much is clear.
Christmas is all about presents. Before the Scrooge in you responds to that, listen to how host Carol McLeod explains that statement.
"Christmas is the day that holds all of time together." Host Carol McLeod says let that old adage sink into your heart as you prepare for this most holy of days.
Jesus was there. If your past Christmases have seemed lackluster or hum drum, ask yourself, "Was Jesus in the midst of it?" Make sure He is with you this year.
God used a star to lead the wise men to the Light of the World. They had the hope of future blessedness. Host Carol McLeod says we should rejoiced that they passed it on for future generations to enjoy.
Christmas reveals our true relationship with the Christ child. Look no further than the men who had active participation surrounding the birth of Jesus, and what was in their hearts. Host Carol McLeod explains.
The message of Christmas is far more important than presents and and cards and lights. Will you embrace the story of Jesus' birth? Will you believe Jesus came into this world for you?
The world, especially during the Christmas season, is filled with busyness and chaos and impatience. That's why God sent His Son into the world--to help us slow down and "hear the angels sing" about the true meaning of Christmas.
During the time around Jesus' birth, shepherds, considering by many to be lowly had nothing to look forward to in life. Host Carol McLeod explains how that all changed with the birth of one precious baby.
If you think you're too busy during this Christmas season, just think back to Mary and Joseph and what they faced. Host Carol McLeod compels you to think about that, and how much you are blessed.
Christmas can bring both frustration and joy. Have you allowed the enemy to frustrate you and upset your Christmas spirit? Host Carol McLeod shows us how we can avoid "traffic jams" of the heart during this holiday season.
The timing of God couldn't have been better. While Elizabeth was 90 when she gave birth to John the Baptist, God knew it was the perfect timing for John to come into the world as a forerunner for Jesus. His ways are so much higher than ours.
Jealousy and envy have become the green part of the Christmas season. Learn from the story of Elizabeth as she blessed Mary at the news of baby Jesus. Let joy fill your heart this season instead of jealousy about what others have. Be a blessing to someone else.
Be challenged to leap for joy and seek His presence in this season of Christmas. Hear this story of how the joyful news of Jesus reached the womb of a baby, John the Baptist.
Joseph was an ordinary boy who loved an ordinary girl, but God did not have ordinary plans for these two. Listen how their story was not about the story of Jesus, it was about revealing the character and heart of God. Then find out how there are people who need you to reveal Christ to them.
This Christmas don't let disappointments get you down. Mary and Joseph's love was divinely interrupted with challenges. Listen as Carol shares their story and what they may have pondered at the time when Mary announced she was pregnant with Jesus. Imagine what could've happened by Jewish laws, disappointments faced, and challenges.
The song "I'll Be Home for Christmas" stirs the heart. Hear how you can come home for Christmas. This story from WWII about a doctor and his family may not be the idea of home for Christmas, but it will offer you peace and love. Find a place of joy today.
If you are going through a difficult season during Christmas and wanting to run away? Don't cease to exist, someone is looking for you. Listen to this story about two siblings, joined by the heart through adoption. Be encouraged to know God has not given up on you.
Christmas is not about having an opportunity to celebrate a holiday, it's about talking about the defiant joy of the meaning of Christmas. Hear this teaching on Luke 1:30-34, continuing the story of Mary.
What are you waiting and praying for this Christmas? Be encouraged to persevere by listening to this Christmas story of prayers of a prodigal to come home.
In Day 4 of her 25 Days of Christmas series, host Carol McLeod compels you to go beyond yourself and share the love of Jesus with someone who needs Him desperately. To who do you need to reach out and bring the gift of the precious Christ child this Christmas season?
In Day 3 of her 25 Days of Christmas series, host Carol McLeod tells a gut-wrenching but heartwarming story of bitterness turned to forgiveness. Have you lost your joy for life? What needs to change in your life today?
In Day 2 of her 25 Days of Christmas series, host Carol McLeod tells the story of Zacharias and Elizabeth, who lived for years with disappointment, unable to conceive a child. But because they lived righteously, however, God was faithful to answer their prayers.